Category Archives: From the Web

Here’s where we look at the ideas and sketches of others’ material on the WWW. Once covered in “What’s New”, these posts are re-categorized here …

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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An Apologia for Penrose

An Apologia for Roger Penrose & Company – Per Contra the “Positivists” and “Idealists” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703730804576317072124312488.html?mod=googlenews_wsj http://trinitybook.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/penroses-cycles-of-time/ http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/29/penrose-cycles-of-time/ I found this piece vis-a-vis Penrose and the issue of “time” to be quite thought provoking.  Penrose’s work, Kauffman’s, et al, usually is. … Continue reading

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A Critique of Freedom, Free Will, and Soul

Analytics of History:  A Critique of Freedom, Free Will, and Soul http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/28/assumptions-of-freedom-are-reflected-in-the-data-of-world-history/ http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/28/the-onset-of-human-nature/ FREEDOM, FREE WILL, & SOUL – They’re not completely bad as concepts, but their utility as analytical terms is up for debate.  The dilemma is, this value-based … Continue reading

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