column.gif (2908 bytes)The Evolution Controversy
At a time when theories of evolution are undergoing renewed controversy, discussion is hampered by the remoteness of the phenomenon of evolution, and the use of indirect inference to speculate about natural selection in processes that have never been observed. In the face of much criticism from religious Creationists, adherents of Darwinism often defend textbook versions of the theory that have, in any case, often been held in question. The assumption that evolution occurs, and must occur, at random is the crux of the dispute, and one unreasonably confused with issues of religion and secularization.  
      This study of the so-called Eonic Effect can break the deadlock by demonstrating a nonrandom pattern in visible world history as ‘evolution’. 
The counterevidence to Darwinian thinking in the form of a non-genetic macroevolution can assist in debriefing the confusion created by Darwinian myths about the Descent of Man. 

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Climbing Mt. Improbable

The pattern of the 'eonic effect' can be useful as a way to put ideas of evolution in a realistic historical perspective. What do we mean by evolution, and how does this relate to history? We can take as our objective to show that there exists a visible example of evolution in action in our recent past. The Eonic Effect

  • Darwin's theory of evolution claims there are no macro-evolutionary processes. Yet we can show one in visible world history, an evolutionary driver able to climb 
    Mt. Improbable 

The Evolution Controversy
 
Many are caught in between and troubled by the Darwin debate as the range of discussion is polarized between Creationism and Darwinism. The study of history, both in itself and in light of the eonic effect, can help to free this discussion from confusion. by showing a viable model of 'universal history' that, on the one hand, accounts for the evolution of ethics, and the place of religion in history, neutral on the issue of transcendentalism yet critical of the myths of supernaturalism, and, on the other, demonstrates that the factor of natural selection is inappropriate to any theories of cultural evolution, given the clear evidence of a complex dynamic of historical evolution. Used correctly, this model will help to provide a more realistic account of the evolution of civilization and individuality, without myths or religious agendas, than is now given by Darwinian dogmatism.

 

A New Model Of History

This pattern implies the existence of historical directionality and shows us a glimpse of a new form of evolution in action applied to man's historical experience. We live in the first generation with enough historical data to detect such a pattern in world history. Thus we begin to have evidence at the level of centuries  for a theory of evolution, something that Darwinian theory does not have. Its implications are of a naturalistic evolution whose characteristics are entirely different and far more complex than anything known in current thinking. 

Detecting the macro-structure of world history requires careful detective work. Current theories of evolution throw us off the scent

Armed with a secular perspective and a neutral methodology of periodization, we can uncover a master dynamic behind the transition from the Paleolithic that is comprehensive in its integration of cultural thematics, from consciousness and the domain of values, to the interior evolutions of religion, philosophy, science, beside the overall interaction of the emergent forms of globalization and individuation.  This pattern of historical evolution is not compatible with the claims of Darwinism applied to man, and constitutes smoking-gun evidence of the limitations of Darwin's theory.

Idea For A Universal History

The existence of a pattern of universal history has often been denied, but the evidence of the eonic effect enables us to conclude the question once and for all, whatever the explanation. Confronting issues of historicism and the paradoxes of the vain quest for 'laws of history', we can adopt a new tactic to describe the interaction of system and free activity that exposes the concealed evolutionary driver behind the scenery of historical narrative.  Although our subject is evolution, it is appropriate to summon the domain of 'philosophy of history' to contain it, for the evolution of philosophy will defeat all theories that cannot resolve the concealed metaphysics of evolutionary thinking.

Kant's Challenge
Is there a pattern of universal history
? What is the relation of evolution and  history?

  • The challenge to find the resolution of historical evolution as  Universal History  finds a  classic realization  in the essay of the philosopher Immanuel Kant, in  his  Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View. The pattern of the eonic effect closes in on this challenge and uncovers the hidden significance of this classic work of modernity's greatest philosopher. Kant's formulation allows us to adopt a critical stance toward the pitfalls of both metaphysical history and narrow empiricism.  

An Evolution Of Freedom

Theories of historical evolution are often hampered by the contradictions of freedom and determinism, as pointed out by the philosopher Karl Popper. And yet the eonic effect shows an elegant solution to these paradoxes that we can exploit using a discrete-continuous model that will resolve both the search for historical laws and ideas of the evolution of freedom. 

 Enigma Of The Axial Age

Is evolution a global process? As we close in our the eonic effect we discover the evidence of both a sequential and a parallel dynamic. This evolutionary  parallelism demonstrates clearly the existence of a global evolution  and in the process illuminates the confusions of the so-called Axial Age as described by the philosopher Karl Jaspers.  

 

Darwiniana: An Evolution Blog

The fact of evolution, and its mechanism, are difficult issues with a long debate. Darwinists and Creationists have confused each other, in the false antithesis of material and spiritual.  The mechanism of natural selection, applied to history, produces the wrong result, yet this rubric of 'evolution' is one to which we would aspire. The public is often unaware of the unsound basis of Darwinian selectionist theory, and that it is under no scientific obligation to take as established the reduction of history and the social sciences to these theories. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

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