The term ‘eonic’ was probably a poor choice of terms: it merely reflects a discrete sequence in a continuous stream, e.g. a clock, a discrete number of hours in continuous time.
Another term is ‘punctuated equilibrium’: the eonic sequence resembles a series of punctuations (the default state is not really in equilibrium) in a frequency pattern. The term is intuitive, but we use it to start, and then change terminology: it is someone else’s term and has been grafted onto Darwinism, spoiling its use.
We will speak of transitions and a frequency hypothesis: the transitions come about about every 2400 years, visible most unexpectedly since the invention of writing ca. five thousand years ago. The transitions show massive social innovations and cultural transformation in a limited period, with results diffusing into their environment. The transitions also can occur in parallel, e.g. the Axial Age. The modern transition from 1500 to 1800 shows a massive cascade of innovations, and concludes around 1800. The modern era is thus shot out of canon and diffuses rapidly to create for the first time a global civilization. Continue reading “The eonic effect/model as a bare glimpse of evolution, of civilization, and possibly of evolution deep time”
As I started a week’s vacation Friday evening, I happened upon a film called “Homo Sapiens” (2016) by Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter that features scenes of abandoned human-built structures around the world in the process of being reclaimed by nature. The effect being that of an eschatological science fiction scenario where our civilization has been More
Source: Human Unwillingness to Surmount the Pandemic Means It’s Unlikely We Will Stop Global Warming – CounterPunch.org
Man is overconfident of his ‘will to civilization’ given the evidence of the eonic effect with respect to a hidden driver behind its evolution (the ‘eonic evolution’ of civilization). We must suspect that the free gift of eonic macro effects has, or will soon, come to an end and the dangers for man are considerable indeed, given his insane politics, unjust societies, economic obsessions, failed religions, machiavellian political disease, and general lack of real ‘self-consciousness’ resulting in robotic behaviorism.
We should also be ‘optimistic’ that man can graduate to superadvanced ‘technologies’ that can replace the eonic effect: applied operations over scales of tens of millennia, the riddle of creativity, the hidden occult factors in religion, the real nature of human psychology (will, soul, consciousness)…and much else…best of luck…No spaceflights to the stars until the homework is done: quarantine against cosmic contamination…
Source: Can man rise to the level of the ‘eonic effect’? – 1848+: The End(s) of History