Why has the human being taken the irrational path? What is it about mankind that makes him an “open system,” not closing off at a particular point in evolutionary development?
From Ardrey’s summary of man’s specialness, it looks as though this one creature has possessed from his beginning a presence, or God-sense, that acts as a lamp unto his feet and a light to his path. The Genesis legend says this presence was in man’s garden-being and that it has never left him. It would have required a knowing Authority within to guide ancestral-man-cell along the irrational path that led to the pinnacle. If from the beginning this presence guided ancestral-cell into and through every necessary step by blinding the creature to much in the outer world while giving it inner vision, this would make all the difference there is between man and other forms of life. This Authority would have had to insist upon a selection not of more sensory, but of more mental equipment than the creature needed…
But what sort of factor would be a true and sure guide?
This must be a factor which beforehand had known every form and being, the way into and out of each mode of life. One cannot give this factor a satisfactory name. One can only say that it is the Self-sense of the Creator, the “I-sense” of being, or “God-being” in the one-cell creature that became man, a cell resembling amoeba but different from the amoeba that man knows today; for such a cell would be and would evolve into a form like unto but not identical to any other form of life, because an essential ingredient abstracted from the creature’s consciousness and hidden within would chart its course.
We will further explore this factor of “I-being,” “God-sense,” in our next post. Until then, peace.