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A short history of the world

August 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

The third edition of WHEE is about to go off line, and some of the material is not present in the new edition: http://history-and-evolution.com/whee/chap3_1_1.htm

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Ethics, consciousness, evolution, and the eonic effect

August 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Where does right and wrong come from?: Stephen Smith at Trinity blog links also to a First Things essay on David Brooks, with his recent essay on ‘moral naturalists’. I think this question is far too hard for humanity to answer, hence the frantic efforts to concoct answers in line with various ideologies. I shy […]

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Is There a Science of History?

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Is There a Science of History?

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Comments on Abraham’s Children

August 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Two comments from Jon Entine: http://darwiniana.com/2010/08/08/email-on-ashkhenazis/comment-page-1/#comment-353620 I am charged with not reading Abraham’s Children: not true, I have read the book twice, actually. The author is welcome to correct any misstatements, however, …. But the reason for the disconnect doesn’t have anything to do with having read the book as such: Covenental Judaism is a […]

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In Search of History (repost)

July 30th, 2010 · No Comments

In Search of History

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Revolutions Per Second

July 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Revolutions Per Second: The Discrete Freedom Sequence

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Fine-tuning?

July 30th, 2010 · No Comments

The Axial Age and the fine-tuning of Greek Tragedy The term fine-tuning is a ‘design’ term, for some, and a physics term, for others. For me, in this case, it is neither, simple a statement about the precision in evolutionary transformations as seen in the eonic effect, which sometimes looks like a design thesis (it’s […]

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Liberalism and evolution?? Consider the ‘discrete freedom sequence’

July 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today’s post on the Arnhart series The question of liberalism and evolution has an ironic resolution in the different study of the so-called ‘eonic effect’. World history has a deep structure, and its basic core outline shows a non-random pattern. And that includes the emergence of democracy and liberalism. A theory as crude and dumbed […]

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The Politics of Evolution

July 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Reposting link to the web series, The Politics of Evolution: The real way to consider politics and evolution is via the eonic effect: http://eonic-effect.net/politics_of_evolution.htm World history shows a deep structure that makes a mockery of the silly debate over Darwinism and liberalism

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Big Histories, Universal Histories

July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For the Fourth Edition of WHEE: At a time when theories of evolution are under renewed controversy, discussion is hampered by the remoteness of the phenomenon of evolution, and the use of indirect inference to speculate about deep time. Into the void flows the propaganda of Darwinism attempting to control the myth of human origins. […]

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In Search of History

July 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

In Search Of History The debate over evolution has continued since the time of Darwin without resolution, in part because it is a metaphysical contest that is conducted beyond the limits of observation. The claims for natural selection have turned into an ideology short of real science, a kind of metaphysical reductionism. The result has […]

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Cultural evolution and the eonic effect

July 10th, 2010 · No Comments

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/nongenetic-selection-and-evolution-flies-use-bacteria-to-adapt-to-parasitic-worms-2/ The usual fiction about Darwinian (non-)evolution. The statement about cultural evolution is false: check out the eonic effect to see that the real evolution is probably macro-cultural in the sense given: http://history-and-evolution.com Evolution by natural selection requires three things: 1. A trait shows variation 2. The variation in that trait must be capable of […]

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History and evolution

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments

My press release again: I have been sending it out to mutiple places. It was an experiment if not being devious in issuing PR’s. But such things backfire, usually. Time to move on to still another version. Meanwhile check out the fourth edition. At a time when theories of evolution are under renewed controversy, discussion […]

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Darwin propaganda machine

July 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments

No more Mr. Nice Guy: My new press release: http://history-and-evolution.com At a time when theories of evolution are under renewed controversy, discussion is hampered by the remoteness of the phenomenon of evolution, and the use of indirect inference to speculate about deep time. Into the void flows the propaganda of Darwinism attempting to control the […]

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Dumbed down darwinism

July 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Darwinism is a theory created to snare stupid people, making them fell smart in the process. Check out some alternate paradigms Fourth edition

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Fourth Edition of WHEE now in print

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

The text for World History And The Eonic Effect Fourth Edition is finally online at Amazon. Check out history-and-evolution.com for some info on the new edition/ This book has survived through four editions. When all the other crap passes away this snapshot, a glimpse of evolution, will remain. If you found the earlier editons hard, […]

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Booknotes: WHEE: The Legacy of Darwinism

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Reposted from yesterday: From the new edition: The Legacy of Darwinism At a time when theories of evolution are under renewed controversy, discussion is hampered by the remoteness of the phenomenon of evolution, and the use of indirect inference to speculate about deep time. In the face of much criticism from religious Creationists, now accompanied […]

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Fourth edition Amazon correction

June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Fourth edition out! As noted already today, the fourth edition of World History And The Eonic Effect is out, with the cover image already corrected. Note: the publication date is not April 27, but today June 22! (Idiot publisher) It is hard to believe a publisher would backdate the publication date by two months. Unbelievable.

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Fourth Edition out!

June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

The text for World History And The Eonic Effect Fourth Edition is finally online at Amazon. Unfortunately the printer gave them a wrongly cropped cover image. They also ommiitted the new blurb text. The stupidity is almost hard to believe. It took them six weeks to get it wrong. Not to worry. Amazon is not […]

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The Eonic Effect: a dose of empiricism

June 21st, 2010 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/TOC/selections.htm It is incredible, but true, that scientists are confused about evolution because they have never observed it: a complex task requiring the reconstruction, where possible, of very long sequences. Small wonder confusion arises over the superficial action of natural selection. From the Intro to the fourth edition of WHEE: The Eonic Effect: A dose […]

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Understanding the Old Testament

June 21st, 2010 · No Comments

The previous link http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/were-adam-and-eve-real/ cites this essay at Biologos: http://biologos.org/blog/adam-and-eve-literal-or-literary/ I find it hard to grasp that liberal non-fundamentalist Christians at this point could still get stuck here, but the perception of history created by the Old Testament is no doubt to blame, despite the subtle nature of that text. Please without fail sit down […]

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History, theory, Popper, and evolution

June 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A post sent to the History & Theory listserve, in a discussion about historical theory. Subject: RE: Postkantian history (the history that theory can explain) Before pursuing postkantian history, it might be well to ask, what was Kantian history? We cited one paragraph, the first, from Kant’s famous essay on history which was essentially a […]

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More on world history and the clue to evolution

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Comment on World History: the clue to evolution The sense that world history can show us the clue to (human) evolution is counterintuitive, at first, but only because we are so conditioned to the Darwinian perspective that makes evolution purely genetic. Genetic fundamentalism is probably wrong at all crucial points. We need some evidence of […]

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Complexity of causation/teleology

June 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Comment on Detecting teleology Good comment from S. Smith (which I can’t endorse, but his point is, regrettably, well-taken, the obscurity of causation certainly matches that of teleology). What can help is a close look at a directional system, which is strongly indicative of a teleological system. We can’t draw a teleological conclusion unless we […]

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