R48G: the eonic effect and a perspective on the hypercomplexity of human evolution March 28th, 2017
There is no inherent objection to a new and future evolution of man, but its meaning in the context of darwinism, and reductionist scientism is likely to be abortive.
It is for this
reason we have discussed the ‘meme’ ‘last and first
men’ (originally the title of
classic) and rendered
that into a book on the left: the question of
human evolution is so desperate that
we must challenge what
is coming: the capitalist expropriation of ‘human-hood’ for
enterprises, the new robotic slaveries…
By the same token, and mindful of the worse confusions of the stalinist humanzee projections, little known, conceived in secret but never carried out, we can equally fear a pseudo-leftist totalitarian resolution of this question.
One thing is clear, we must get it straight and that requires a whole new order of intelligent thought. Let us consider what ‘evolution’ means in terms of the ‘eonic effect’ and its model: a teleological process of mysterious design operating over tens of thousands of years able to remorph whole cultures in a series and able to operate globally, able to interact on physical, ethical, and aesthetic levels, and guide the emergentism realization of a given species.
This is the level of mastery required to use the term ‘evolution’ and any future ‘evolution’ of man. By
this standard homo sapiens is a primitive species still with barely an inkling of his real evolution. The
scale of the ‘eonic effect’ is stupendous. I can barely conceive of it and it is clear that figures like Stephen
Hawking and the students of the Singularity Hub are not very far along either.
The left (and I would say certain classic religious legacies) must be prepared to stand guard over the coming botch of a project with a larger view of secular humanism and its evolution that what is current now in the reductionist Iron Cage realm of social darwinist/capitalist science…