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February 15th, 2010 · No Comments

The Case of the Missing Centuries
We already commented today on Ferris’ new book The Science Of Liberty. I haven’t read the book yet, and on one level his thinking may be straightforward, but it is NOT true that science led to the emergence of liberalism. The parallel independent emergence of liberalism and science is one of the enigmas of modernity, one that can be better understood in light of the eonic effect.
The mystery of the history of science is the way it correlates exactly with the eonic sequence, and the way it nearly dies out after the period of its first Axial Age flowering. The point here is that the dynamic of the history of science, and that of liberalism is macrohistorical, strange as that might seem at first.
We can see that science by itself can’t ensure its own survival, what to say of the generation of liberalism.

Tags: liberalism · Science · Science & Religion · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

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