This is an update of ‘History and ‘Evolution’, almost complete and on its way to a Kindle version. The ‘eonic effect’ is a useful way to debrief theories of history even if you approach all such analyses with skepticism. This new model of world history is a warning of the confusion created by reductionist analyses of history. It is thus an indirect critique of theories such as historical materialism.
We can adopt a marxist analysis to this approach very easily by suggesting that the ongoing ‘stream’ of economic history gestates a series of versions of capitalism and that these will in the end yield to a form of postcapitalism.
The relationship of history and evolution has an elegant deduction of the transition from evolution to history as a series of transitions, a remarkable derivation of the basic model.
Here the emergence of communism/socialism/democracy in the early modern shows a macro factor, most remarkably, and these are referred in terms of the so-called ‘discrete freedom sequence’.
The eonic model can make a superb background or fallback position for radical communists and it arrives with a new way at looking the emergence of revolution in modern times.