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Marxist darwinists thirty years behind the times…

April 12th, 2018 · No Comments

A form of shock treatment that might help marxists/leftists recompute their subject is the question of theories of evolution. We are currently moving away, finally, from dogmatic communism and the left can’t let itself remain stuck in the brittle materialism, scientism, darwinism that is now really a century old. The left is going to suffer the same kind of confusion that led to ‘populists’ stealing away withe working class. Check out the rightist critiques of darwinism (mixed with and wrecked by theological innuendo) that are now putting the left thirty years behind the times.

Bennett and the mystery of evolution
February 8th, 2018 ·

Strange to say, the discovery of a real theory of evolution isn’t going to be easy. Stranger still, the only thinker I know of who came close is J.G.Bennett, although I do not accept his overall framework in The Dramatic Universe, but his distinction of the hyponomic, autonomic, and hypernomic realms of nature lays the groundwork, one suspects, for a new form of physics/cosmology in which life emerges in a kind of dialectical triad of higher and lower ‘nature’. What is that???? Science hasn’t yet really discovered the hypernomic although it would seem to be present as natural organisms evolve consciousness and man his ‘will’. The hypernomic has a conceptual connection with will, but more properly in the the sense of Schopenhauer, full stop. We can’t get any further and stay in the realm of science.
Bennett’s remarkable construct suggests that physics/cosmology must resolve the fine-turning argument and move to a form of a ‘theory of involution’, hopefully far beyond the absolute crud of new age versions of the idea. Involution must be hiding somewhere in ‘inflation theory’ and cosmological evolution must somehow create a something that can clarify the emergence of life. We won’t see involution as a physics concept but fine-tuning arguments are some kind of equivalent, perhaps.
Schopenhauer to clarify the idea of ‘will’ a bit saw the close connection of ‘scientific laws’ to his sense of the term ‘Will’ in nature. Bennett’s set of three realms is withing the scale of material nature and is probably a version of the only way to bypass creationist superstitions…

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