Notes/Commentary: Descent of Man Revisited and Decoding World History

We will start a set of notes/commentary on the books in the free library.

Descent of Man Revisited


There is something strange in the stubborn confusion over natural selection. But I used to teach statistics and learned to observe the confusion over ‘odds’ that is one part of the fallacious mindset. But the problem runs deeper that.

This is a very popular text, and has been downloaded tens of thousands of times.

The issue of Darwinism is very troubling and controversial but the issue is simple: the statistics of natural selection don’t work, a point obvious to amateurs, but not professional biologists stuck in their conformist paradigm. There is no way around this, and the claims for random evolution are false.


Decoding World History

Marx was a classic critic of theories as ideology and then made the same mistake himself. Historical materialism is an ideology of revolution as historical inevitability. But such a theory will backfire and a host of critics exposed it almost at once. A revolution is a recipe for action, not a theory. It is better to proceed empirically and to see if world history shows any smoking guns that might indicate a better approach. The explosion of historical knowledge has sidelined past players here and shows us something surprising and different. Here the eonic model enters, and disciplines attempts at a science of history with the truly awesome pattern of the eonic effect, if you can attempt to deal with the immense data set tackled.


The eonic model in WHEE is elegant and simple, but it seems in fact very complicated. But that is because the data of world history is too overwhelming.

Decoding World History is a short version of that, and can make the strange dynamic in world history a little clearer.

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