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What does this quote from Albert Hoffman, the world's smartest living genius say about his religious viewpoint?

“I share the belief of many of my contemporaries that the spiritual
crisis pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be
remedied only by a change in our world view. We shall have to shift
from the materialistic, dualistic belief that people and their
environment are separate, toward a new conciousness of an
all-encompassing reality, which embraces the experiencing ego, a reality
in which people feel their oneness with animate nature and all of
Also, I’m not saying I think he’s right or wrong, and I’m getting the idea that he’s the smartest of them from this list, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1567544/Top-100-living-geniuses.html , which was published in Britain. I believe any such list to be flawed, but I’m putting this out there to get some ideas on what people think about this. He definitely seems to believe in some form of creation.


  1. Nothing.He mentions a spiritual crisis and then
    goes on to mention the obvious.
    The world’s smartist living genius.heh heh!!
    Get a life.

  2. I read it to mean he’s concern that by ignoring the environment we may be in trouble and he used the word ‘creation’ loosely to aid his point not to validate Genesis or Christian’s creation stance.

  3. If he’s the world’s smartest living genius, how come I’ve never heard of him? Also, that does not mean he is an expert on all subjects. There is a strong emotional appeal to having a “Sky Daddy” that transcends reason.
    Edit: “The top 100 living geniuses was compiled by a panel of six experts in creativity and innovation from Creators Synectics, a global consultants firm. The company emailed 4,000 Britons in the summer of 2007 and asked them to nominate up to 10 living people who they considered geniuses. ”
    That’s hardly a rational way to determine “genius” status. The article rated The Simpsons creator Matt Groening as number four in the list of living geniuses.


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