The issues of consciousness are complex and confusing, next to panpsychism which is a question mark.
But the data of the eonic effect is provocative on both points. The text of Decoding World History (and WHEE…) is extremely cautious and doesn’t jump to any conclusion, in the attempt to simply present the data of world history which is almost intractable due to the amount data required and books to read. But the data provokes a kind of crisis of understanding, and the search for the right categories of analysis. The pattern of transitions shows that nature directs the evolution of civilizations, the term ‘nature’ itself being a problem. Or so we cautiously conclude. The point here is that if new innovations in world history are non-random, what is ‘causing’ them, the term ’cause’ itself being a problem. The implication is, or seems to be, that something must at a higher level than its own inductions. But we can’t be sure. This essay (ultimately via the Discovery Institute?) is treading of dangerous ground: the issue of the Old Testament and its history being the most confusing of all: but the data shows it to be part of the eonic effect/sequence and not a case of ‘god’ in history. That idea dies hard, and if you study the eonic effect you can see how mysterious the whole question is, but that ‘god’ is clearly not the answer, as the ancient Israelites thought. But look at the ‘Axial Age’ data (in our model the period from 900 BCE to 600 BCE, in Greece/Rome, Israel/Persia, India, China, and you confront the action of something at the level of a planet able to act globally in a kind of multitasking effect. We have no concepts to deal with what we discover here. The ID group falls into trap here: we see design in history, but the data exposes the Old Testament mythology, a hard outcome for religious ID thinking.
I will stop and simply point to Decoding World History as an attempt to describe the nature of the evidence of world history, its directionality and long term action. Scientists and historians are not likely to even look at the data shown, which is unfortunate, but what to do? The academic and scientific community is confused on the issue of Darwinists, the situation is close to hopeless, for the time being….
The differences between panpsychism and naturalism are subtle but critical. As panpsychism’s popularity grows, insight will be better than rage and ridicule.