A discussion with AC about WHEE…
Re: World History and the Eonic Effect
Date: Thu, Sep 17, 2020 12:47 pm
Decoding_World_Histo…pdf (768 KB)
WHEE is tough, not finishing it is not surprising.
You are a unique reader of long books,
so I am glad you learned of WHEE,
After Bennett’s DU at 1500 pages you need a rest.
Maybe try Proust some time.
I can convey the idea of WHEE in one email.
And Decoding WH makes it a cinch.
The real issue is the core idea of pattern in world history:
What do you answer to the question, what is the eonic effect?
get enough to be able to answer, perhaps.
The question behind the question is,
what drives the evolution of civilization?
It is VERY important to take the eonic effect into account,
for those who can face reality: most of human achievement is system
generated. Once the eonic macro stops man can degenerate:
look at occidental civilization after the transition in Greece:
everything declined for centuries.
The Roman empire was the gross end result.
There was no recovery until the next transition
the rise of the modern.
The eonic effect is a non-random pattern in world history
which resolves the issue of an historical dynamic
and falls into the category of ‘evolution’,
the evolution of civilizations.
It falsifies darwinian idiocy about natural selection.
the real problem is getting past the darwin establishment
and idiot professors.
It probably gives a hint about evolution in deep time:
a deep ‘form factor’ generates forms that test against the environment
In history we see a pattern of transitions: a form factor is realized
by man as he creates civilizations, but with a hidden form factor.
An example of a form factor is the genre of a novel, an abstraction.
Creating a novel is free agency, and a novel becomes real in time.
The model given is unique and a first: it distinguishes ‘system action’
and ‘free agency’: man creates history, but under an evolutionary form factor
which is transient: he can really fuck up after the transitions.
No other model has that advanced factor. But the idea is known to us
For example, a computer mouse: using a mouse is free agency, but
the response of the mechanical mouse is system action, etc…
Same for driving a car: the motor is system action,
but the driver puts in free agency.
So all the ideas in the eonic model are intuitive ideas.
In my opinion/suspicion, the eonic sequence is complete.
That means man is on his own from now on.
The record of history is not good here.
But perhaps man can pull himself together
But the record of history is against success.
Look at slavery: invented by man early on
and a curse for millennia. System intervention
finally put a stop to it, not man. So man had a broken system
for almost all of history until the system intervened.
We must somehow bootstrap out of our tragedies.
Look at the race protests. Blacks knew long ago
the American system was messed up, and badly.
Repairing that is not so simple.
It is hard: look at the art associated with the eonic transitions.
Can man learn to generate creativity on his own?
Not yet, although some arts he can, finally, eg.painting,
an easy case. But man is not able to create an evolution
machine that can function over ten thousand years, i.e. the eonic effect
He can create poetry, but he can’t induce the evolution of
poetry in a whole culture over several centuries.
The issue is more than technology.
Anyway, the basic eonic effect/model is not so hard.
It is just the vastness of the data set and the absorption
One should be optimistic here: we have a good chance.
I suspect most universal cosmic life gets stuck here.
Ain’t easy once the macro system shuts down.
Look at the American system, generated in the modern
Already we have fucked it up. Is it beyond repair?
You can get WHEE in snatches, no need to plod
through the whole thing. Or else Decoding WH:
an easy summary. as is this email.