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Ken Wilber Understands Evolution?
Ken Wilber Tolerates Criticism?

“So my NO is as strong as my YES, when it comes to the appreciation of Ken Wilber's philosophy.”

—F. Visser

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“When it comes to scientific credibility, Wilber's musings amount to eloquent emptiness.”
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HINDU AND GREEK DEITIES: An Explanation for the Definite Connection between them
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FROM THE ARCHIVES
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WILBER AND THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF EVOLUTION
McGUINNESS
THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVERSATION OF OUR TIME: A Ken Wilber / Andrew Cohen Dialogue
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A SPECTRUM OF WILBER CRITICS
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THE WILD WEST WILBER REPORT: Looking back on the Wyatt Earp Episode
FALK
BALD NARCISSISM, Chapter 9 of "Norman Einstein: The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber"
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AN "INTELLECTUAL TRAGEDY": A Reply to Ken Wilber's "What We Are, That We See?
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"FROM DIRT TO DIVINITY": Ken Wilber's pre-Darwinian Understanding of Evolution
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SOME PARADOXES OF EVOLUTION
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INTEGRAL IDEOLOGY: An Ideological Genealogy of Integral Theory and Practice
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THE 'SPIRIT OF EVOLUTION' RECONSIDERED: Relating Ken Wilber's view of spiritual evolution to the current evolution debates
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Rupert Sheldrake and the Evo-Devo Revolution Wilber and Laszlo: Two Authors of Evolutionary Fiction

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"Visser's personal access to Wilber brings warmth and nuance to the presentation, while reference to the works of Wilber's critics ensures balance."
—CHOICE, Feb. 2004