The BBC's "Thought for the Day" on Tuesday 11 May, by Akhandadhi Das, was particularly weird. Here is the text. He explains that the election result according to the Sunday Times "could have been engineered by a demonic troublemaker" namely that "averaged-out super-entity, the Electorate".
Das tells us that this is "one form of the notion of Co-creation in which a single picture emerges from a totality of varying viewpoints, subtly influenced and moulded by each of them." That rather sounds like evolution by natural selection to me!
He goes further: "it is also the process behind the creation of the universe as described in Hinduism's ancient Vedic texts". He maintains that: "The sum total of all these souls' subliminal desires provides the underlying information input that guides both the emergence of the physical world and its on-going development."
One of my contacts on facebook points out that the idea of events being influenced by what the masses of us think is being "scientifically" investigated, by the Global Consciousness project. Their website states: "Our purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. We predict structure in what should be random data, associated with major global events."
I suspect a little data massaging.
Barry Norris on facebook summed up the election situation succinctly:
We are all Con-Dem'd!