"it seems that some of society is rapidly devolving while another portion is rapidly evolving. Maybe a 70/30 devolving/evolving ratio."
My gut and ego want to agree with your statement, but hopefully it's not that bad. It's very hard to tell who is "evoved" and who is not just by the surface everyday interactions we have. If I'm doing my job and interacting with people (I do ultrasound) it would be very hard to see that in my head I'm always thinking about MBT stuff and wondering how this persons life is spiritually; how they view the world. Do they really see it so black and white as the Bible, or Koran lays out reality, or are they questioning their reality every day like myself? I'd like to think that there are more people out there questioning their beliefs, it's just that I haven't gotten to know them yet. (naive?....maybe).
Lately I've been thinking about how this whole Universe seems to use fractals. I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this, but its really been on my mind lately. If you look at the neural patterns of the brain, and the "map" of the universe they are almost identical. There is a picture comparing the two http://img.techpowerup.org/110208/brain ... erse-1.jpg
The same seems to hold true for spiritual development and human development. As I see my son and daughter grow up physically and mentally, I cant help but see patterns that correlate to the spiritual development of a person, and a group of people (i.e. this world). Again, fractals.
I hope I'm not loosing anybody by my ventings but as I sit here and ponder the evolutionary age of our collective civilization, I'd say we're about 11 years old. Very self centered and focused on material things. This is not a bad thing. At least were getting older and wiser as we cycle through.
One last thing. As I was driving home from work tonight I was thinking about my sons class, and how they HAVE to get to know each other, and they HAVE to cooperate. Take that up to the next level (fractals) and this whole world is in the same class...I have to make an effort to get to know more people; I have to maybe open myself up a little more even though it seems my beliefs are outside the normal range and people may look at me weird. Maybe that's what this class needs.