The eonic model’s ‘elegant’ way of reconciling historical determination and free agency…

I would be wary indeed of using aesthetics in evaluating theories, the issue remains significant. Even as an incomplete ‘not yet a theory’ the eonic model shows a kind of elegance in the way nature ‘evolves’ civilizations and the path to reconciling the contradictions of freedom and and determination. And the evolutionary (in the sense of the eonic model) injection of creativity as potential in the stupendous display of art in civilizational emergence remains almost unnerving when compared with the stolid idiocy of most historical sociology…

Source: The ugliness of natural selection versus the elegance of the eonic model…? – Darwiniana

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