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Entries from September 2012

Sheldrake book and ‘eonic model’ and the teleology question in DMR

September 21st, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2012/09/20/booknotes-new-sheldrake-book/ ‘Exotic’ WHEE ‘eonic model’ to be vindicated by ideas of attractors and virtual futures? This book by Sheldrake suggests a new take on the eonic model, an interpretation that I have often had in the back of my mind, but which seemed too controversial (and my own understanding still insufficient). That is the way […]

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Khoe-San Peoples Diverged Before ‘Out-Of-Africa’ Migration of Modern Humans

September 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Khoe-San Peoples Diverged Before ‘Out-Of-Africa’ Migration of Modern Humans ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2012) — Genetically, culturally and ethically the Khoe-San have something special to add to this world. The largest genomic study ever conducted among Khoe and San groups reveals that these groups from southern Africa are descendants of the earliest diversification event in the […]

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From Darwniana: Before writing a book on the Axial Age, check out WHEE

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

WHEE= ‘World Hitory and The Eonic Effect’ Link to yesterday’s post: http://darwiniana.com/2012/09/18/why-noone-calls-the-eonic-model-pseudoscience/ and an older post on Bellah’s book on the Axial Age: http://darwiniana.com/2012/08/02/bellah-on-the-axial-age-even-worse-than-karen-armstrong/ The question of the Axial Age has been subject to confusion ever since Jaspers wrote his classic book on the subject. Part of the reason is Jaspers himself, who is a […]

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A minimal conclusion

September 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

http://descentofmanrevisited.com/DMR_pdf/DMR_Chap_5.pdf A minimal conclusion: a non-random pattern The analysis using a frequency hypothesis is a powerful one, but may overstep the bounds into what seems speculative. We can remain with an absolute minimum conclusion, which is also very practical. Thus before proceeding we should come to a first basic conclusion about our data: 1. World […]

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Theory and Ideology

September 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

http://descentofmanrevisited.com/DMR_pdf/DMR_Chap_4.pdf Darwinism and classical liberalism Theory and Ideology Questions of ideology stalk Darwinian theory but are concealed by the relative sophistication of Darwinists in disguising the fallacies of Social Darwinism. Darwin’s confusion in this area is often shunted off to Spencer. We should note that the confusion of biological and social evolution arises at the […]

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