Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dynamic Materialism

Dynamic Materialism:  The Root of Evolution and History http://darwiniana.com/2011/06/11/chopra-on-evolution/ Chopra on evolution Posted in General at 1:43 pm by nemo Is Evolution Ready to Evolve? I respect Chopra’s honesty in challenging Darwinism, and his interesting suggestions for a better theory. … Continue reading

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Periodization in World History

Periodization in World History:  A Look at the Eonic Effect http://darwiniana.com/2011/06/09/an-exercise-for-buddhists-following-the-eonic-effect-i-e-an-evolutionaryhistorical-periodization/  ********** 06.09.11  An exercise for buddhists: following the ‘eonic effect’ (i.e. an evolutionary/historical periodization)  Posted in General at 12:07 pm by nemo Climbing Mt. Improbable: The Eonic Effect.  Buddhists, … Continue reading

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Looking at the Deep Structure of Reality

Looking at the “Deep Structure of Reality”:  Science on the Edge of “Scientia” http://www.youtube.com/watchv=ECkG_JdodMA&feature=related This piece on the “deep structure of reality” is really quite fascinating.  I hope you take a moment to look at it, and then think about … Continue reading

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Big History Project/K-Web videos

Two Great Videos discussing the Big History Project and James Burke’s Knowledge Web David Christian gives another great introduction to Big History and lead-in to the Big History Project (“pop-up guide”) … plus James Burke discussing the Knowledge Web online.  … Continue reading

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An Open Question on Complexity

An Open Question on Complexity http://www.bighistoryproject.com/The-Latest-Word/BHP-TED-photo-gallery David Christian’s TED Talk on Big History was wonderful, but there’s a question I’ve been rolling my head about since I saw it.  He was discussing complexity, the Second Law of Thermo-dynamics, and the development … Continue reading

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A Look at Pattern and Contingency in History

A Look at Contingency (and Patterns of History) “Free Agency” doesn’t occur in a vacuum as we all well know.  But what, besides the large-scale dynamic of world history itself and smaller-scale individual actions actually goes into it? David Christian’s … Continue reading

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