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The empirical evidence of historical evolution…

May 19th, 2010 · No Comments

The third edition is going out of print in a few days, download the material now: The eonic effect…

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Last week for third edition…!

May 9th, 2010 · No Comments

In Search of History The third edition of WHEE is going out of print this week, so download the material if you want it. The new edition will less theoretical, more of a mere ‘world history’ in cameo. The relationship of evolution to history is a simple logica derivation, but so far most Darwinists can’t […]

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Positivism

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Since we are on the subject of positivism: The triumph of positivism

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The eonic model vs economic interpretations of history

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

One of the traps of Marx’s theory (and of many capitalist historical theorists) is the obsessive over-emphasis on the economic factor in history. Marx’s ‘historical materialism’ is a variant of the ‘economic interpretation of history’. It is claimed that economics drives history, or historical evolution. Economic life is certainly a dominating concern! But this approach […]

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A glimpse of evolution

January 1st, 2009 · No Comments

I am getting the online text of World History And The Eonic Effect organized, and the Introduction is complete, more or less. You can start here: A Glimpse Of Evolution, with the invocation section, and follow the links on each page. Scientists, by focussing solely on natural selection have missed the complexity of real evolution. […]

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The eonic evolution of religion

December 27th, 2008 · No Comments

The question of the evolution of religion in world history is one of the most complex issues. We are in a complete muddle on the whole question. But the study of the eonic effect gives us a new way to look at the question, and unravels one of the most complicated facets of the Axial […]

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The core Old Testament as an ‘eonic transition’

December 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Another selection from World History And The Eonic Effect on the question of ancient Israel and the eonic effect. Canaan and ‘Israel/Judah’: The Old Testament Riddle It is hard, in fact, impossible, to think of any other explanation than that of the eonic effect, for what is bequeathed to us by the redactors of the […]

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The Old Testament and the Eonic Effect

December 27th, 2008 · No Comments

On the subject of the Old Testament here’s a passage from World History And The Eonic Effect: The Old Testament as Eonic Data One of the most remarkable cases of the eonic effect is reflected in the Old Testament. Historians are beginning to close in on the Old Testament period, to produce an account that […]

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WHEE online?

December 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I was asked by James last week about the text of World History And The Eonic Effect coming online. Below was my reply. Actually, the post-Xmas/new year interval sounds right for it. I was dragging my feet a little bit, but now I think I will ditch the third edition online and start on a […]

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Archaic Greece: the clue

December 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Karem Armstrong in her book on the Axial Age did everything she could to confuse the issue, in the process trying to discredit the Greek Axial. But in fact the Greek Archaic is the great clue to the whole of the eonic effect. From World History And The Eonic Effect: Archaic Greece: The Clue The […]

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From the Old Testament to a secular universal history

December 18th, 2008 · No Comments

We need a renewed sense of ‘universal history’ for a secular age. Two ‘stuck’ paradigms stand in the way of that, and of a clear view of world history: the Darwinian idee fixe, and the Biblical mythology generated from the Old Testament. The fact remains, however, that the Old Testament records a significant moment in […]

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The eonic effect, and the pieces of a puzzle

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the reasons that people might have difficulties with the World History And The Eonic Effect is that its depiction is tied to a set of facts, and what that needs for the depiction, not to the needs of the reader, who is confronted with something totally unexpected and, at first, unfamiliar. But the […]

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Limits of observation: the fatal flaw in Darwinism

December 13th, 2008 · No Comments

There should be no mystery to where Darwinism goes wrong: it doesn’t have enough data to demonstrate the actual sequences of evolutionary emergence. A semi-philosophical generalization, designed to satisfy the preconceptions of what constitutes reductionist explanation is simply assumed to explain everything and be observable if we actually zoomed into check! An extraordinary assumption. Here’s […]

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Falsifying Darwinism: Darwinism falsified

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

After reading Bennett, I return to my more solid approach to historical evolution, but with a reminder that it is important to remind you that Darwinism has been falsified, that it is operating on limbo time. A selection from World History And The Eonic Effect It is world history itself that shows us the clue […]

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Punctuated equilibrium

December 1st, 2008 · No Comments

The question of punctuated equilibrium has suffered all sorts of confusions, but a study of the eonic effect might help to show that a macroevolutionary argument is required to make sense of the process. This, of course, refers only to history, as if with a new coinage of the term. But the obvious pattern of […]

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World history: the clue to evolution

November 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Theories of evolution are enforcing a permanent crisis of culture: the key to extricating oneself from the debate is to see that neither science, in its current form so stuck on Darwinism, nor religion, especially in a culture dominated by Biblical mythology, is able to resolve the issue of evolution. We need to face the […]

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Selections/WHEE, and g-design/n-design

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

There are a number of short selections from World History And The Eonic Effect here on this bloghttp://darwiniana.com/category/third-edition/ Here’s a useful one, with respect to today’s discussion of g-deign, n-design: N-design, G-design, from World History And The Eonic Effect

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Art, Evolution, and The Tragic Genre

November 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s a link to an unexpectedly popular post: I’ll be late posting today, …so read this: Art, Evolution, and The Tragic Genre

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Studying history: academic courses in world history, and the eonic effect

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Below is an email to the H-World email group. The many discussions of how to teach world history (if one teaches it at all) betray the induced inchorence of Darwinian, anti-teleological, reductionist (and, johnny come lately, postmodernist) demands on historiography. The result is a series of misunderstandings of modernity, endless confusion over Eurocentrism and its […]

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In Search of History

November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

From World History And The Eonic Effect Historical research has greatly expanded our knowledge of world history, and the result is an unexpected discovery: that of a process of universal history in the action of a mysterious dynamic generating a non-random pattern.

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The eonic effect, control systems, evolutionary directionality

November 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This remarkable article, Evolutionary control systems, is an opportunity to consider, or reconsider the issues of evolution, or micro/macro evolution in the light of control theory. This time without genetic support. As we examine the transitions of evolution in the large the suspicion arises that at certain critical points a ‘control system’ analog (that is, […]

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Studying history: Darwinism, world history, and a photo finish test

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The study of world history shows a host of cultural constructions that couldn’t have evolved according to a Darwinian scenario. Thus one of the indirect falsifications of Darwinism lies in the way it flunks a photo finish test. The result we see in history simply does not correspond to the result expected from Darwinian explanation. […]

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The eonic effect, the Axial Age, and Archaic Greece

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

The question of the Axial Age is confused by the many wrong interpretations based on issues of religion. It is not until we look at another aspect of it, the Greek Archaic, that we begin to see what is going on. Here is a short passage from World History And The Eonic Effect Archaic Greece: […]

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The eonic effect: Climbing Mt. Improbable

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the great dangers of Darwinism is the way it makes it seem scientific to make generalizations about deep time, lulling us into what is in reality a pseudo-scientific position. And then natural selection is brought in, not empirically, but as a superficial impression, and said to perform all the uphill of evolution, climbing […]

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