Descent of Man Revisited
World History: The Hidden Clue To Human Evolution

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The question of human origins remains as the great enigma of evolutionary biology. The findings of current Darwinism have obscured the issue with a reductionist dogmatism that has resulted in a truncated image of man and his history. The greatest obstacle to advance is the illusion that the problem has been solved. Biology has shown us the evolutionary emergence of man in deep time. But the onset of Darwinism produced its classic debate that has orphaned the meaning of evolution with the claims for Darwin's theory of natural selection. And yet this hypothesis, due to its reductionist character, has simply compounded the puzzle of man. All questions of consciousness, morality, and human freedom are dumbed down to a physicalism that is inadequate to the task of explanation. If we examine Darwinism in practice we notice the failure to properly document the incidents taken by assumption to fall under the sway of natural selection. The limits of observation have been breached to produce an evolutionary myth. 

There is an ironic resolution to the problem of observation, the study of world history.  The question of the emergence of man is bound up in the question of civilization itself. And the facts of world history constitute a falsification of Darwinism, showing us processes which won't fit into the dogmatic framework created by Darwinian biology. We discover that until we can examine evolution at close range we are likely to be misled by the microevolutionary constant of genetic evolution in the same. World history shows us something very simple, and at the same time very complex: a process of non-random evolution. This process shows its hand in what we can call the 'eonic effect', a non-random pattern that simply won't reduce to the assumption of randomness. We are driven to infer or detect some mysterious macro aspect to world history itself. There is nothing complex about the eonic effect:.




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  At a time when theories of evolution are under renewed controversy, discussion is hampered by the remoteness of the phenomenon of evolution, and the use of indirect inference to speculate about deep time. Adherents of Darwinism often defend dogmatic versions of the theory that have been questioned since the first reviewers of Origin of Species. 
Now Darwinism is under siege from the Intelligent Design movement, threatening the school system. The attempt to hijack the debate using long discredited arguments by design tends to make Darwinists close ranks around their flawed science. The debate is deadlocked by the rigidity of both parties, evidence of fixed agendas, and metaphysical presumptions. A new approach is needed. The study of history itself holds the clue if we can find it.

We live in the first generations with enough historical data to detect a pattern of Universal History. The discovery of this pattern, the Eonic Effect, uncovers the evidence for a deep structure resembling punctuated equilibrium in world history itself. The study of history and evolution together shows us something we had missed and allows us to infer the existence of non-random evolution in the emergence of man. Darwinian theory suffers from low evidence density. The Eonic Effect is the only data we have at high evidence density of evolution as a process in real time, and this transforms our views completely.

We see the real evolution of man as the Great Transition, the human passage from evolution to history, in the chronicle of the once and future Origin of the Species, Man. 




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