Graeber’s new paradigm?….Dawn of Everything instantly obsolete…//Is the doom of humanity really inevitable? Maybe not  

Source: Is the doom of humanity really inevitable? Maybe not – Alternet.org

Useful effort to deal with Graeber et al. and their Dawn of Everything. We have discussed the book several times here and we can try again to deal with the new perspective, such as it is. I have not read the book: I got a Kindle version, read a little and then turned it in for a refund. I may have to relent and buy it again. But I know from hard experience that professors trapped in the universities will never create a sound foundation because they are confused about evolution, vitiating the work.
I have these professors pegged. To discuss what Graeber discusses requires considering evolution and Darwinism. But since the professoriat cannot dissent from Darwin, they are stuck trying to innovate at the fringes. To critique Hobbes and Rousseau is…be my guest, but here attacking their short paragraphs about human origins is not much. Hobbes and Rousseau are so baked into the early rise of modern political science that to take them on with potshots about their dated anthropology is not much of a much. It is potshot paradigm change at work, the tactics of those who cannot construct a sound foundation for anthropology.
Graeber talks about new evidence, etc, but the stunning realization from all that new research such as in archaeology shows clearly but incompletely how the evolutionary dynamic works, or so we suspect. The challenge to the stolid theories of stages is on target but the evidence shows that stages are real but only in a more general sense.
I refer to the eonic effect and its model. The ‘stages’ are more like a clock that operates via transitions…cf. that model in Decoding World History
But the current club mentalities in academia, biology, and even the Left are confused that to do research on historical anthropology is going to end up in confusion.
The eonic model ironically is so vast in scope that it often escapes bad paradigms of the type Graeber critiques because it is out of time and moves on. A good example is the issue of inequality in the Neolithic is a good example. The challenge may be entirely apt, but in the end noone can be quite sure. etc…

I recommend strongly considering the data of the eonic effect. The eonic model is helpful because it is not stuck in academic peer review which is a professors guarantee of being confused on evolution, thence history. If you want new research, here it is, the change in perspective due to archaeology and world history since the dawn of era of Champollion. You MUST debrief Darwinism and Darwin’s theory of natural selection, and then consider the implications for historical anthropology.
It is hard to know how to learn from such books in this context. I am all for new insights into the issues of early man, but who can really resolve that to any facts and in the context of the Darwin mass hallucination?

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=Graeber

The Creation of Inequality – Google Books

 A warning to take the eonic effect into account…

Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame – Kindle edition by Boehm, Christopher. 

‘The Dawn of Everything’ gets human history wrong | Climate & Capitalism


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  1. There is no good reason for you to buy “The Dawn” again.

    “The Dawn of Everything” is biased disingenuous account of human history (https://www.persuasion.community/p/a-flawed-history-of-humanity )that spreads fake hope (the authors of “The Dawn” claim human history has not “progressed” in stages… so there’s hope for us now that it could get different/better again). As a result of this fake hope porn it has been widely praised. It conveniently serves the profoundly sick industrialized world of fakes and criminals. The book’s dishonest fake grandiose title shows already that this work is a FOR-PROFIT, instead a FOR-TRUTH, endeavor geared at the (ignorant gullible) masses.

    Fact is human history has “progressed” by and large in linear stages, especially since the dawn of agriculture (www.focaalblog.com/2021/12/22/chris-knight-wrong-about-almost-everything ). This “progress” has been fundamentally destructive and is driven and dominated by “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room” (www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html ) which the fake hope-giving authors of “The Dawn” entirely ignore, naturally (no one can you write a legitimate human history without understanding the nature of humans). And these two married pink elephants are the reason why we’ve been “stuck” in a destructive hierarchy, and will be into the foreseeable future.

    A good example that one of the authors, Graeber, has no real idea what world we’ve been living in and about the nature of humans is his last brief article on Covid where his ignorance shines bright already at the title of his article, “After the Pandemic, We Can’t Go Back to Sleep.” Apparently he doesn’t know that most people WANT to be asleep, and that they’ve been wanting that for thousands of years (and that’s not the only ignorant notion in the title). Yet he (and his partner) is the sort of person who thinks he can teach you something authentically truthful about human history and whom you should be trusting along those terms. Ridiculous!

    “The Dawn” is just another fantasy, or ideology, cloaked in a hue of cherry-picked “science,” served lucratively to the gullible ignorant underclasses.

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