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Confusion over Axial Age

January 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Gene Expression discussing transhumanism links to Wikipedia’s article on Axial Age, which is really quite dreadful. There is a note saying the page requires cleanup, and I wonder if they would go for my approach.

This kind of confusion over the Axial Age has been the object of several efforts on my part, check Was There an Axial Age?. There certainly was, but we ought to change the terminology, and in any case my ‘eonic model’ does the ‘clean up’ necessary, but because I take on Darwin, the correction gets shunted off.

The article makes one good point: the original word for ‘Axial’ having the meaning ‘pivotal’.

Tags: Evolution · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

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  • 1 The Axial Age | Link to: Confusion over the Axial Age // Sep 2, 2008 at 7:43 am

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