the codifier of the suppressed ‘Axial Age’ discovery in the nineteenth century…//Karl Jaspers: the forgotten father of existentialism | Aeon Essays

Jaspers is a victim of cancel cultgure and a key figure in the study of the eonic effect and his concept of the ‘Axial Age’ although partial and flawed was a significant summary of the data arriving from nineteenth century historians.
This data, along with the analysis of the eonic effect/model cannot be even cited in the ‘existentialist’ secular humanist flatland paradigm that has gone far toward destroying secularism in a narrow reductionism…This article doesn’t even mention this aspect of Jaspers’ work nor his classic book on the subject.

Sartre gets much of the credit for existentialism. Karl Jaspers not only preceded him, but offered a way out of despair

Source: Karl Jaspers: the forgotten father of existentialism | Aeon Essays

beyond ID/Darwinism…//Jerry Coyne — An Evolutionist and His Ideology | Evolution News

As usual Evo-News has a useful account of the peppered moth debate, the most notorious of the brain-dead evolution capers. The tactics of the ID folks are to be sure themselves misleading, or else limited, and the whole debate should be more neutral with respect to religion, and even ‘intelligent design’. Here we have to consistently distinguish ‘design’ from ‘intelligent’ design on the grounds that the term ‘intelligent’ will suggest a conclusion about design that we can’t fully prove and be used to precipitate theitic inferences that are not warranted. To see the point consider how you will distinguish the term ‘intelligent’ for use with humanoid beings, theistic projections, and natural lawful constructs, and/or Israelite proto-theism versus Christian/Judaic completions. There is no such ‘word’ that applies, the the term ‘intelligent’ being semantically contradictory, and only what the letters spell, no more. And what about the difference between ‘intelligent’ and ‘superintelligent’ and ‘beyond intelligent’? And it might be helpful for the issues to be reviewed by an atheist, and/or an ‘atheist’ in quotation marks: viz. a semi-agnostic wary of ‘god references’, Continue reading “beyond ID/Darwinism…//Jerry Coyne — An Evolutionist and His Ideology | Evolution News”

The eonic effect: a short take…

The eonic effect is an essential study but who will even start.
But the question won’t go away because its empirical foundation is very solid even as its theoretical aspect eludes us.
In any case, the futile search for a science of history (and evolution) finds its partial resolution in the data of the eonic effect and this pattern of data like Friday’s footprint points to what was always missed in the scientism of history

repost/update…//India the the modern transition/eonic sequence…

The arrogance, and ignorance of someone like Tucker Carlson is breathtaking. But we are all confused.

Consider: India was producing enlightened yogis already by six thousand years ago (!!) in the Neolithic, before even the rise of Sumer or Dynastic Egypt. European civilization, what to say of the US, was millennia into the future. The US got its first taste of  (confused distortions of) yoga in the last generation, and more generally as the ‘new age’ movement emerged around the time of Blavatsky (in fact, the process probably goes back much further, cf. a figure like Schopenhauer). Who is civilizing who? The West and especially the US is still stuck in the third-rate religious muddle of Christianity, a cult turned into a religion by the Roman Emperors that packaged a series of falsities we suspect about the unknown figure ‘Jesus’. Christianity is a degenerated swindle based on religious myths as propaganda, and has become a de facto standard that is totally deadening to its adherents. Its cheap and misleading claims for salvation should be of concern to bunko squads. The Indic tradition produced Jainism which seems to have been in part next to the Upanishadic type legacies (with Hinduism in the background) the source of the massive Buddhist religion which emerged in parallel with the almost primitive Judeo-Christian legacy which spawned a degenerate monotheism as pop theism, a vulgarization that still persists in its confusions to this day. Note that Christianity shows a connection in parallel with Mahayana, with its artificial memes of the ‘savior religion’, but which eliminate the essential legacy of meditation for the completely misleading legacy of ‘prayer’.

In any case the modern transition which starts in Europe rapidly created a diffusion field (which we call globalization) and which began to spread in India already in the nineteeth century in parallel and almost before the American world came into existence. Althought the Reformation does in fact give Christianity a track into modernity, in reality that religious convulsion (with its century of violence) almost exhausted its potential at the start as the modern transition rapidly transits into the Enlightenment period and the realm of modern science. Christianity appears to be steadily but slowly declining, as is to be expected but its successors as secular humanism, Marxist ideology, and much else, have their own problems.

So, Tucker Carlson’s remark about ‘civilizing’ is grotesque. It is true that the modern transition moves to create a new form of civilization, but in the case of India and China confronts modernist ideology beyond its technology and economic clout fails to really recreate or refound a complete social ideology, especially in the wake of capitalism and its imperialistic aspects.

The relative aspects of so many civilizations in sequence and parallel need careful study of the dynamics and the diffusion fields as cataloged in the eonic model.

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I don’t think the issue was civilizing India, though any number of imperialists might have thought so.

I is useful to consider the eonic model and its global action which staged an eonic transition and this was a global action. Continue reading “repost/update…//India the the modern transition/eonic sequence…”

India the the modern transition/eonic sequence…

I don’t think the issue was civilizing India, though any number of imperialists might have thought so.

I is useful to consider the eonic model and its global action which staged an eonic transition and this was a global action.
The tragedy is that the distinction of system action and free action results in these transitions losing control and falling to imperialists.
India hardly needed ‘civilizing’ but it did require a transition to a new epoch in the eonic sequence. Many Indians thought so but the colonialists ruined everything.
The danger lies in the way the source transitions must expand via diffusion fields and these are liable to fall into chaotification.

The whole thing was botched by the imperialists. Note the immense heritage via the eonic sequence in classic India, and before that in the Neolithic.
It is helpful to study the full model and its modern ‘frontier effect’, cf. Decoding World History….

Let’s note that Marxists suffered the same fate with their best intentions and internationals followed by the Bolshevik fiasco which outdid by a mile the worst of Indic colonial/imperialist phase…

Re: [marxmail] So, the British Empire civilized India
From: Michael Karadjis
To: marxmail@groups.io
Date: Fri, Sep 16, 2022 9:00 am
It’s entirely consistent then that Carlson similarly thinks Russian imperialist occupation is not such a bad thing for Ukraine.

On Fri, 16 Sep. 2022, 10:38 pm Mark Lause, wrote:

This was the view promulgated in all “respectable” quarters for generations, so the statement alone just makes him a run of the mill two-bit imperialist.

On Thu, Sep 15, 2022, 7:03 PM John Edmundson wrote:

Does that make Carlson a fascist, an idiot, or just willfully ignorant?

On Fri, 16 Sep 2022, 03:14 Michael Yates, wrote:

The fascist, Tucker Carlson, said that the British Empire civilized India. He should be stomped on by a hundred thousand Indians and his remains fed to tigers. Read the account of Prabhat and Utsa Patnaik (Capital and Imperialism: Theory, History, and the Present) for the truth of the matter. Britain in India was an unending nightmare of oppression and violence for the Indian people.

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The eonic model and its data opens a new future for historical analysis…//Peter Singer charts the path from Hegelian philosophy to Marxist revolution | Aeon Videos

Despite the great interest in this delicious-looking video on Hegel and Marx which I hope to watch at some point soon, the subject of history needs to move on, starting with getting disentangled from Darwinism and then considering the implications of the ‘eonic effect’ and its model. The dynamic of history is not what we think and especially in the case of Marx (Hegel seems to endure in spite of himself) we need to move on from his incorrect theories of history which have crippled the path to socialism and turned Marxists into a dogmatic cult. In fact, freed of those theories Marx’s basic thinking on class and class struggle spring back with enduring relevance. But the dynamic of history is far different from the crypto-teleological depiction of stages of production. Continue reading “The eonic model and its data opens a new future for historical analysis…//Peter Singer charts the path from Hegelian philosophy to Marxist revolution | Aeon Videos”

Democracy vs. the Megamachine 

This interesting discussion might be better told in the context of the eonic model which, indeed, studies the emergence and failures of democratic movements. The account

The years since the late 1700s have been marked by waves of struggle for a more democratic, egalitarian society that have repeatedly been rolled back by power elites. From 18th century political revolutions, to 19th century labor struggles, to civil rights struggles, to the cultural uprisings of the 1960s, people’s movements have made gains. But the rulers of the system have been successful in limiting those gains and pushing back those movements. Their very successes have brought about a rapidly accelerating global economic and ecological crisis that now threatens to crash an order as old as civilization itself, that of the Megamachine.

Source: Democracy vs. the Megamachine – CounterPunch.org