eonic effects…evolution, the divide and the birth of evolution…Lamarck, the teleomechanists 

For a student of the eonic effect it is strangely ironic that just at the divide ca. 1800 the theory of evolution is born, and in the right key as the issue of teleology, banished at the dawn of modern physics in the revolt against Aristotle, resurfaces at the dawn of modern biology. The whole subject seems to falter as the era of reductionist scientism takes over in the tapering off of the transitional interval.
This is the trickier part of the eonic model: it requires careful study. In general the modern transition shows a stupendous set innovations during its concluding period up to 1800 or a little after…

Source: Lamarck, the teleomechanists –  y – Darwiniana

engels’ strange way of burying marx in his comparison to darwin…//Karl Marx Isn’t Buried

The persistence of Marx tokens the way he is more than a scientist: he is more like a prophet at the foundation of a religion. But the modern age is not kind to prophets and, as with Darwin in Engels’ bungled depiction, the scientist must yield to the falsifications of history even as the saga of the prophet persists in an almost mythical format.

In a way Engels buried Marx the moment he compared him to Engels and called his work ‘science’. The mixture of modes has been very costly for the legacy of socialism which hallucinated a ‘science’ where they only had a mockup of a set of study projects, to be completed in the future. In fact, the failure of the idea of evolution in both Darwin and Marx is a notable ‘plus’ for science which must move on and recast its starting point.
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