Evolution to history: freedom evolving



The question of evolution in our eonic model is based on world history which give us direct access to the visible (if any) process of the evolutionary. The question arises, how can history be evolution? The answer is that evolution is really about the evolution of freedom: look at the rise of the animal: degrees of freedom emerge at each level: it is almost by definition true that from initial locomotion to incipient categories of choice we see a freedom effect. Don’t confuse that with free will, necessarily, a far more advanced question. Evolution creates ‘choice’, which is different. Continue reading Evolution to history: freedom evolving

What is the ‘eonic effect’ and why does noone understand what is being talked about?

The ‘eonic effect’ is one of the most exciting discoveries in the study of world history and evolutionary science, but unfortunately its study has made little headway in the public domain, for reasons that are not hard to find.

If we even reference the subject we are referring to something that simply does’t register in terms of standard categories. At least to first sight. The basic idea is not that hard in principle but if you had never seen an elephant you might balk at some attempt to describe it. (there is a famous story about that).
The ‘eonic effect’ is a non-random structure in world history…there we go, what does that mean?
Beyond that the subject is almost a private possession of speed readers: to make statements about civilizations requires the communicant also be a speed reader, which is not to be hoped for. Who has time to read hundred of books about different periods/places of world history? Even specialists don’t read enough, at least not in a general field of world history. They specialize! And we can’t really visualize the ‘evolution of a civilization’, it is too vast. But, wait, we do that all the time: we ‘visualize the ‘decline and fall’ of the Roman Empire, so our statement isn’t quite right. But what we must do is far vaster than that. Still we are not so far from ways to deal with the eonic effect.

Next, the fact remains that most people are prisoners of the propagandas promoted by politicians, and the academic myths promoted by academics (witness the strength of the Darwin paradigm). And here the ‘eonic effect’ material gets unlucky, politicians, theologians, darwinists, most academics, and a lot of other dogma upholders are so hostile, yet fearful, they will not even dare refute/challenge what is claimed: they must totally ignore it.

There is more here, but we have made our point. The fact remains that the eonic effect should be the intellectual property of the general public. History is not what conventional thinking leads you to believe. We have already had this fight with Darwinism: evolution, its theory, is not what conventional science has led you to believe. But the critics won the argument, but so far have lost the war. Politicians and academics tend to decree what you are believe, so the fight will result in not much. I am too hard on academics: they are a lot who would love to teach a college course on the eonic effect, but they dare not even mention it in public.
In part the reason is that the rubric ‘speculative’ history is assigned to those who try to generalize about history. Next christian and jewish theologians have to protect their sacred myths, but the eonic effect will demolish all of them.
Darwinists will have to truck with any criticism of darwinism, even though we hardly refer to darwinism at all. We simply consider the critiques of evolutionists themselves.
So we have three bodies of enemies at the start. Not good.

Fortunately the material on the eonic effect doesn’t require a theory and we can state the issues empirically in a way that is beyond falsification because there is not theory to falsify, it is just a way of saying, Look! So it is possible to consider an abbreviated version hypothetically and then begin to study world history to see the data that is there and known.

What is the eonic effect and how can we use the term ‘evolution’ for it…?


We keep referencing the eonic effect, so-called, what do we mean by it? we had a huge literature on this in the old Darwiniana, but we will start over here, slowly. Here is a first take…

The question of the ‘eonic effect’ has perhaps been unnecessarily complicated by attempts to explain it. It should be seen as, on one level, a very simple structure in world history, one that should be common knowledge. In one way it already is common knowledge. For example if you reify ‘modernity’ you are aware without being aware of the tail end of this eonic effect, or eonic sequence. Why do you use that term? Again, we use the term ‘middle ages’. ?? Middle of what? In terms of the eonic effect it is the ‘middle’ of the ‘eon’ (a dangerous term) or epoch, or better yet, second interval in world history between classical antiquity and the modern period. We almost have it, all we have to do is add the phase of ulterior antiquity, i.e. the period of the dawn of higher civilization ca. 3000BCE (in sumer and egypt). But wait, wasn’t the ‘real’ beginning much earlier here, for Egypt and Sumer? A good point, but modernity wasn’t true beginning either. The period just before 3000 BCE was not the beginning but did show a tremendous relative set of changes. In fact, we guessed this answer, given a lot of evidence, because we are starting to see what is going on. Continue reading What is the eonic effect and how can we use the term ‘evolution’ for it…?

Echoes of 1848

We linked to this older piece archived at redfortyeight.com today: a popular post, we repost the material here

We have arrived at the moment foretold by the revolutionaries of the year 1848

May 3rd, 2017 •

The future of the world system at the end of globalization remains tremendously uncertain, but the crisis of capitalism at a time of planetary danger summons at once its dialectical companion, the idea of communism. Continue reading Echoes of 1848

Nietszche’s aesthetic critique of Darwinism…and the eonic effect

Nietsche’s aesthetic critique of Darwinism

Nietzsche, despite being a student of the scientism of Oscar Lange, was strangely fluid in his thinking, and scored a direct hit at Darwinism with a criticism that to this day hasn’t sunk in and it also scores against the scientism of the rising scientific ideology of the nineteenth century on to our own times. It is a brilliant insight, utterly simple yet beyond the capacity
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