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Wouldn’t it be accurate to say that often the comment is made – “Dr. Peterson is able to put into words the things that I already know to be true.” – and would we also wonder that because these are things we already know, then what is the genesis of that knowledge?
“‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds”
“You shall not murder.”
“You shall not commit adultery.”
“You shall not steal.”
These are axioms common across all cultures. The Evolutionist might say that these axioms endure from generation to generation and cross-culture because they are successful adaptations of the human condition. But if that’s true, how would they explain the continual re-emergence of the antithesis to these adaptations? Wouldn’t the horrors of the 20th century stand in objection to this theory? Do adaptations regress? Is a dolphin occasionally born with four legs and a tail?
The truth is always the obvious. What’s not always obvious is the motivation for the lie.
Consider the number of statements of wisdom that we have heard throughout our lives that we still hold onto but forgot the source? Now multiply that number by how many people that have ever lived, plus the number of people that are currently alive. This should give us a reasonable calculation on the odds of whether our idea is original or not.
The intent of this article is a pretext to all articles on this site. None of the ideas expressed are original, many people have thought about them already. The intent here, is to expand on those ideas.