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5.2 Stream and Sequence: The Axial Transitions

September 27th, 2016 · No Comments

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3.5.2 Stream and Sequence: Transition and Oikoumene

September 25th, 2016 · No Comments

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5.2 Stream and Sequence: The Axial Transitions

September 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

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5.2 Stream and Sequence: The Axial Transitions

September 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Our discussion of People of the Secret makes it important to refer to the analysis of the Axial Age given in WHEE (history-and-evolution.com). Our views of monotheistic religion are very confused. And we forget that the Axial Age produced Archaic Greece. We are beginning to sense that the Axial Age is something more than a […]

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Magna Carta and ‘stream and sequence’ analysis

June 17th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/06/17/magna-carta-at…se-unfulfilled/ The issue of the Magna Carta makes for fascinating history, but its real historical significance is swamped by the generation of democracy in the early modern, and this is a perfect case of our distinction of ‘stream and sequence’ in WHEE. Over and over we see innovations stumble into history in the stream phase, […]

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Stream and sequence

June 7th, 2015 · No Comments

Continuing our links to archived posts: http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence The strangest, at first, idea in the study of world history via the ‘macro’ effect is the pair, ‘stream and sequence’, but it is essential to see how continuous and discontinuous processes combine to create a form of ‘historical evolution’.

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Stream and sequence: religions, axial ages, and reformations

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence Our analysis of world history in WHEE doesn’t honor ‘sacred’ and ‘secular’ distinctions. It has another more useful distinction of ‘stream’ and ‘sequence’: the Axial Age produces two monotheistic ‘sequence’ transitional areas, archaic Israel, and the hard to understand Zoroastrianism of Persia. We only see the Israelite succession in the West, but the Persian […]

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Stream and sequence: capitalism

November 10th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/11/10/apostles-of-growth/ http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm Students of capitalism, including marxists, consistently misjudge the dynamic of capitalism in history. The marxist approach can’t resolve the determination of economic systems, especially capitalism, with the free agency of its participants. The macro model of WHEE suggests that capitalism is best explained with its stream and sequence analysis, many times explored here. […]

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The older posts on ‘stream and sequence’ analysis

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/18/three-pieces-on-stream-and-sequence-model-form-yesterday/ Moving backwards with our link log we arrive at the extensive posting on the ‘stream and sequence’ models of world history from WHEE, a uniquely novel way to resolve some of the paradoxes of world history.

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The ‘stream and sequence’ model: a list of posts

April 24th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+sequence We had a huge response to the stream and sequence posts, starting with the one on the Old Testament era. I recommmend this approach because it is beyond reductionist and/or design/religious arguments

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Stream and sequence: the meta-civilizational dynamic

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/27/the-failure-of-theistic-historicism-versus-the-x-ray-insights-of-the-stream-and-sequence-model/ As noted already today the key to seeing the ‘evolution’ of civilization is to look at the short segments or differential blocks that relate to a larger dynamic. The civilization is too large and amorphous. Once we adopt this new perspective most of the problems of theory fall away.

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The failure of theistic historicism, versus the x-ray insights of the ‘stream and sequence’ model

March 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence We have produced a lot of posts on the ‘stream and sequence’ model and it is useful to pause so readers can absorb something of what has been said. This model is uniquely qualified to clarity the issues of religion and secularism in world history, in the process liberating thought from the double sets […]

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Stream and sequence: the ambiguity of Protestantism: did ‘jesus’ have any connection to the Reformation???

March 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

http://www.amazon.com/Resurrecting-Jesus-Embodying-Spirit-Revolutionary/dp/162203094X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395587911&sr=1-1&keywords=resurrecting+jesus This looks like a good book on the subject of Jesus, not yet the Christ, but I haven’t read it as yet: so let me review an abstract set of books with similar titles, staying clear from this book until it comes out: Here’s the issue, can a new communist left find a reasonable […]

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Stream and Sequence models and neutral systems analysis.

March 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence The Stream and Sequence posts have been read by a lot, and it seems that this is a useful approach to a new way of looking at history. But the method remains something of a puzzle. That’s for a simple reason: it uses a ‘systems analysis’ model, i.e. a model that can at the […]

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Stream and sequence: last and first men

March 20th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=last+and+first+men The connection of the stream and sequence model to the issue of communism broached by Last and First Men (almost ready to ship) is clear: the phenomenon of revolution in the early modern shows a direct ambiguity as to democratic versus postcapitalist revolution, and the two processes come home to roost: The shift from […]

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Stream and sequence model…what happened to the term ‘evolution’?

March 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence We have produced a lot of material on the ‘stream and sequence’ analog, and can pause for a while to absorb the idea and its implications. Although we have mostly refrained from using the term ‘evolution’ here (it can be a distraction) it is the case that our model is an evolutionary one. And […]

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Three pieces on Stream and sequence model form yesterday

March 18th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/17/the-israelites-and-transformations-over-a-region-over-a-time-interval-axial-age-enigmas/

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Stream and sequence: ancient and modern Israel

March 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Review of Alison Weir’s “Against Our Better Judgment” How the United States Was Used to Create Israel http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/14/how-the-united-states-was-used-to-create-israel/ I don’t want to use my ‘stream and sequence’ model at length on the controversial issue of modern Israel but a single observation, then a discussion in another post might do the trick. The issue is […]

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Stream and sequence: dynamics, aesthetics, and the limited interpretations of modernity

March 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/13/the-stream-and-sequence-set-on-world-history/ This analysis of the future of civilization using the ‘stream/sequence’ model is not entirely intuitive, but its basic insight is surprisingly robust, if only because it makes no predictions. Instead it exposes the way thinking about the past can confuse us, in the process of trying to learn from the past. The ‘decline’ scenario, […]

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The ‘stream and sequence’ set on world history

March 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence, a lot of material, but useful. The stream and sequence analog/model is helpful in sorting out the complexity of world history, and it is also a way to illustrate the real meaning of ‘macroevolution’: we had a link and a post on that today. The place of religion is almost impossible to understand in […]

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Stream and sequence: the evolution of civilization and religion

March 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/?s=stream+and+sequence We have used the stream and sequence concepts to illustrate some issues in the ‘evolution’ of religion. Those terms are a little puzzling. That’s because we are so close to a much larger phenomenon that we don’t see the ‘sequence’, save in one of its steps. As we move from antiquity to the present […]

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Some links on the stream and sequence analog

March 6th, 2014 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/03/how-to-evolve-civilizations-stream-and-sequence-models/ http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2014/03/03/4194/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/03/stream-and-sequence-the-idea-applied-to-modernity/ http://darwiniana.com/2014/03/03/how-to-evolve-civilizations-stream-and-sequence-models/

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Stream and sequence: the idea applied to modernity

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2014/03/03/4194/: The hidden path to modernity??? part 2

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How to evolve civilizations… stream and sequence models

March 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap3_5_2.htm We linked to this sectiion of WHEE last week, and then did a few posts on it here and at The Gurdjieff Con. We can discuss some more aspects of the concepts: one of them is the problem of evolving an aggregate of free agents. The basic issue of evolution is hard enough. When […]

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