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R48G: the eonic effect and a perspective on the hypercomplexity of human evolution

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https://singularityhub.com/2017/03/26/the-rise-of-a-new-species-of-human-being/

There is no inherent objection to a new and future evolution of man, but its meaning in the context of darwinism, and reductionist scientism is likely to be abortive.
It is for this reason we have discussed the ‘meme’ ‘last and first men’ (originally the title of a scifi classic) and rendered that into a book on the left: the question of a future human evolution is so desperate that we must challenge what is coming: the capitalist expropriation of ‘human-hood’ for industrial/capitalist enterprises, the new robotic slaveries…
By the same token, and mindful of the worse confusions of the stalinist humanzee projections, little known, conceived in secret but never carried out, we can equally fear a pseudo-leftist totalitarian resolution of this question.
One thing is clear, we must get it straight and that requires a whole new order of intelligent thought. Let us consider what ‘evolution’ means in terms of the ‘eonic effect’ and its model: a teleological process of mysterious design operating over tens of thousands of years able to remorph whole cultures in a series and able to operate globally, able to interact on physical, ethical, and aesthetic levels, and guide the emergentism realization of a given species.
This is the level of mastery required to use the term ‘evolution’ and any future ‘evolution’ of man. By this standard homo sapiens is a primitive species still with barely an inkling of his real evolution. The scale of the ‘eonic effect’ is stupendous. I can barely conceive of it and it is clear that figures like Stephen Hawking and the students of the Singularity Hub are not very far along either.
The left (and I would say certain classic religious legacies) must be prepared to stand guard over the coming botch of a project with a larger view of secular humanism and its evolution that what is current now in the reductionist Iron Cage realm of social darwinist/capitalist science…

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=9780984702930-LFM_text.pdf

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The Red Forty-eight Group: history and evolution, and the outcome of the modern era

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We have completed a new introduction and first section to our short blogbook
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Toward+a+new+leftist+historicism+and+praxis.pdf
Introduction
1. Civilization in Crisis
1.1 On the Threshold of Climate Catastrophe
1.2 Capitalism and Empire
1.3 The Deep State
1.4 9/11, Covert agencies, and Drug Mafias
1.5 The Coming of Postcapitalism
2. History and Evolution
2.2 A New Model of History
2.3 Epochs in Transition, Modernity, The Modern Divide
2.4 Secularism and Religion in World History
3. Out of Revolution
3.1 1848
3.2 TNCM
3.3 …???econo theory, market socialisms
3.4 DMNC
3.5 Last and First Men

Introduction [Read more →]

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…reductionist frankensteins and the fallacies of natural selection//The Rise of a New Species of Human Being

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The fallacy that man has evolved by natural selection has been engrained in the public even as biologists are trying to move on. This issue makes the question of ‘evolution’ ambiguous and it is certain dangerous to consider tinkering with genomes in the name of evolution if you don’t know what ‘evolution’ is. And many intangible issues prevent a full definition of man who is more than a genetic mechanism. The stubborn refusal to grasp this cautions a considerable skepticism and caution in a field of reductionist frankensteins…

The question of the human ‘soul’ makes it very unlikely science will be able to master ‘speciation’ any time soon save in the barter of robotic pseudo-individuals…

Today, what survives on Earth can be determined entirely by human beings. We can alter the genetics of almost any life form and potentially design entirely new ones. According to renowned physicist Freeman Dyson, “In the future, a new generation of artists will be writing genomes as fluently as Blake and Byron wrote verses.” In their book Evolving Ourselves , Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans describe a world where evolution is no longer driven by natural processes. Instead, it is driven by human choices, through what they call unnatural selection and non-random mutation. As a result, we will see the emergence of an entirely new species of human beings.

Source: The Rise of a New Species of Human Being

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The Simple Number That Will Defeat Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Obama Energy Policies – Juan Cole – Truthdig

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Source: The Simple Number That Will Defeat Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Obama Energy Policies – Juan Cole – Truthdig

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‘end of history’ discussions//6.5.1 Last and First Men

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A discussion of ‘end of history’ question. The reference to Stewart’s book is useful. Hegel never really discusses the ‘end of history’ which arises later.

Source: 6.5.1 Last and First Men

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some recent posts…

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http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/27/r48g-how-would-dmnc-function-in-practice/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/27/would-our-dmnc-adopt-any-keynesian-elementskeynes-civilisation-and-the-long-run-michael-roberts-blog/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/27/chomsky-repenting-of-previous-attacks-on-truthers-noam-chomsky-trump-could-stage-a-false-flag-terror-attack-and-change-the-country-instantly/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/26/r48g-the-crisis-of-climate-change-demands-a-new-form-of-leftist-platform/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/26/idea-of-virtual-revolution-counterproductive-merry-go-round-dialectic-of-revolutionary-potential/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/25/r48g-the-sterility-of-marxist-positivism-the-lost-world-of-modern-philosophy/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/r48g-a-dialectic-of-marxism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/r48g-last-and-first-men-redux/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/a-revolutionary-third-party-trump-is-obamas-legacy-will-this-break-up-the-democratic-party/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/core-and-periphery-emergence-in-potential-and-historical-realization-the-greek-enlightenment/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/absurdist-critiques-of-the-enlightenmentre-marxism-fwd-a-follow-up-on-the-enlightenment-louis-proyect-the-unrepentant-marxist/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/sanders-and-warren-have-one-last-chance-to-get-their-act-together-before-they-are-hasbeenspoll-voters-prefer-someone-new-bernie-sanders-to-elizabeth-warren-in-2020-masslive-com/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/samkya-modernity-and-the-left/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/the-enlightenment-how-about-a-dialectic-of-marxism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/brain-and-noumenon-the-brain-a-radical-rethink-is-needed-to-understand-it/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/dennett-s-hot-air-on-the-souldaniel-dennetts-science-of-the-soul-the-new-yorker/

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…propaganda for capitalism from fukuyama was one of the most destructive pieces of pseudo-philosophy of all time and its consequences must now be faced as people mesmerized by market ideology are unable to confront climate catastrophe

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https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=9780984702930-LFM_text.pdf
Fukuyama’s argument was a pernicious piece of legerdemain and Last and First Men had little trouble in finishing off the argument.

The historical model explores the real meaning behind the ‘end of history’ with a discussion of historical teleology/directionality and shows the real meaning of convergent democracy with the simplest reiteration of the classic objection that ‘democratic capitalism’ cannot really achieve either fairness or equality behind the veneer of democracy. It is thus perfectly possible to propose a postcapitalism rewrite of the democratic idea.

In any case the propaganda for capitalism from fukuyama was one of the most destructive pieces of pseudo-philosophy of all time and its consequences must now be faced as people mesmerized by market ideology are unable to confront climate catastrophe. It prospered because the legacy of bolshevism was a totally misleading claimant to discussion. Its downfall is simply a reset button for a new attempt to realize some form of real democracy.

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Last and First Men demolished fukuyama once and for all //Was Francis Fukuyama the first man to see Trump coming? | Aeon Essays

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Despite its glossy surface and ‘sophisticated’ philosophical wrapper Fukuyama’s book was neo-con propaganda with upside down kojeve and bogus hegel.
The critique in Last and First Men took the argument to pieces once and for all…
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=9780984702930-LFM_text.pdf

Source: Was Francis Fukuyama the first man to see Trump coming? | Aeon Essays

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Trump Just Released His Plan to Gut Obama’s Climate Policies. It’s Worse Than You Thought. | Mother Jones

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environmentalists are furious. “This is not just dangerous; it’s embarrassing to us and our businesses on a global scale to be dismissing opportunities for new technologies, economic growth, and US leadership,” Obama EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a statement. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) called Trump’s actions “a declaration of war on American leadership on climate change and our clean energy future” in his own statement.

Source: Trump Just Released His Plan to Gut Obama’s Climate Policies. It’s Worse Than You Thought. | Mother Jones

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‘Communism for Kids,’ the New Book for Revolutionary Youngsters | News | teleSUR English

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Source: ‘Communism for Kids,’ the New Book for Revolutionary Youngsters | News | teleSUR English

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Russia’s cyber-war against America isn’t over — and the real target is democracy – Salon.com

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Source: Russia’s cyber-war against America isn’t over — and the real target is democracy – Salon.com

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Communities Retreat as Oceans Swell, Coasts Erode | Climate Central

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Source: Communities Retreat as Oceans Swell, Coasts Erode | Climate Central

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017)- “Flooding” – Paramount Pictures

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As Trump’s Denialists Get to Work, the Climate Is Changing 170 Times Faster

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Source: As Trump’s Denialists Get to Work, the Climate Is Changing 170 Times Faster

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Growing Discontent with Corruption Brings Thousands of Russians to the Streets

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Source: Growing Discontent with Corruption Brings Thousands of Russians to the Streets

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recent posts/archive

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Jacob Grimmer (attr) Ruine in Waldlandschaft
Link log 2013/4/5
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http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/27/r48g-how-would-dmnc-function-in-practice/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/27/would-our-dmnc-adopt-any-keynesian-elementskeynes-civilisation-and-the-long-run-michael-roberts-blog/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/27/chomsky-repenting-of-previous-attacks-on-truthers-noam-chomsky-trump-could-stage-a-false-flag-terror-attack-and-change-the-country-instantly/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/26/r48g-the-crisis-of-climate-change-demands-a-new-form-of-leftist-platform/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/26/idea-of-virtual-revolution-counterproductive-merry-go-round-dialectic-of-revolutionary-potential/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/25/r48g-the-sterility-of-marxist-positivism-the-lost-world-of-modern-philosophy/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/r48g-a-dialectic-of-marxism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/r48g-last-and-first-men-redux/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/a-revolutionary-third-party-trump-is-obamas-legacy-will-this-break-up-the-democratic-party/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/core-and-periphery-emergence-in-potential-and-historical-realization-the-greek-enlightenment/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/24/absurdist-critiques-of-the-enlightenmentre-marxism-fwd-a-follow-up-on-the-enlightenment-louis-proyect-the-unrepentant-marxist/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/sanders-and-warren-have-one-last-chance-to-get-their-act-together-before-they-are-hasbeenspoll-voters-prefer-someone-new-bernie-sanders-to-elizabeth-warren-in-2020-masslive-com/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/samkya-modernity-and-the-left/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/the-enlightenment-how-about-a-dialectic-of-marxism/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/brain-and-noumenon-the-brain-a-radical-rethink-is-needed-to-understand-it/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/23/dennett-s-hot-air-on-the-souldaniel-dennetts-science-of-the-soul-the-new-yorker/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/22/r48g-universal-andor-working-class-and-the-larger-context-of-ecological-leftism-in-an-era-of-climate-change/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/22/r48g-jesus-christ-is-not-your-personal-savior-dismantling-the-israelite-propaganda-system-over-israel/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/22/criticizing-marxism-a-lack-of-solidarity-just-a-bit-of-shock-treatment-the-dogmas-of-marxism-are-holding-the-left-back-at-a-time-of-crisis/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/21/marxists-are-such-hopeless-idiots-they-dont-deserve-and-wont-get-a-second-chance-we-have-no-choice-but-to-try-something-else/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/21/r48g-primitive-marxism-completely-outclassed-by-eonic-model-time-to-move-on/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/21/r48g-irony-of-ironies-we-are-in-luck-the-eonic-effect-is-so-elusive-we-are-protected-from-misusing-it-or-of-creating-bad-theories/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/21/r48g-progress-toward-a-perfect-civil-constitution/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/21/r48g-our-blogbook-starts-to-crystalize-toward-a-new-leftist-historicism-and-praxis/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/21/the-left-incompetent-on-the-911-question-solving-9-11-the-deception-that-changed-the-world-christopher-lee-bollyn/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/21/confusion-over-term-deep-state-and-911-america-has-no-deep-state-and-egypt-helps-prove-it-salon-com/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/20/socialist-sanders-why-bernie-is-the-most-popular-politician-in-america-alternet/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/20/isnt-the-eonic-effect-evidence-of-god-in-history-nice-try-but/
http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/20/a-new-foundation-beyond-marxism-1-3-a-riddle-resolved-the-eonic-effect/ [Read more →]

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2.2 Beyond Natural Selection

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Source: 2.2 Beyond Natural Selection

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Descent of Man Revisited World History: The Hidden Clue to Human Evolution – 

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Source: Descent of Man Revisited World History: The Hidden Clue to Human Evolution – Kindle edition by John Landon. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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Sandwalk: How to define evolution?

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Source: Sandwalk: How to define evolution?

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Dinosaur Phylogeny Gets “Radical Shakeup,” Requiring Convergent Evolution | Evolution News

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Source: Dinosaur Phylogeny Gets “Radical Shakeup,” Requiring Convergent Evolution | Evolution News

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Bacterium breaks all the rules. Cell structured like animal. | Uncommon Descent

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Source: Bacterium breaks all the rules. Cell structured like animal. | Uncommon Descent

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Fruit foraging in primates may be key to large brain evolution | Science | The Guardian

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Source: Fruit foraging in primates may be key to large brain evolution | Science | The Guardian

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Autism was key to human evolution claims new study | Daily Mail Online

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Source: Autism was key to human evolution claims new study | Daily Mail Online

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Why are primates big-brained? Researchers’ answer is food for thought — ScienceDaily

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Source: Why are primates big-brained? Researchers’ answer is food for thought — ScienceDaily

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