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Announcing third edition of

World History And The Eonic Effect
Civilization, Darwinism,
 And Theories Of Evolution
Third Edition

At a time when theories of evolution are under renewed controversy, discussion is hampered by the remoteness of the phenomenon of evolution, and the use of indirect inference to speculate about deep time. Adherents of Darwinism often defend dogmatic versions of the theory that have been questioned since the first reviewers of Origin of Species. 

Now Darwinism is under siege from the Intelligent Design movement, threatening the school system. The attempt to hijack the debate using long discredited arguments by design tends to make Darwinists close ranks around their flawed science. The debate is deadlocked by the rigidity of both parties, evidence of fixed agendas, and metaphysical presumptions. A new approach is needed. The study of history itself holds the clue if we can find it.

We live in the first generations with enough historical data to detect a pattern of Universal History. The discovery of this pattern, the Eonic Effect, uncovers the evidence for a deep structure resembling punctuated equilibrium in world history itself. The study of history and evolution together shows us something we had missed and allows us to infer the existence of non-random evolution in the emergence of man. Darwinian theory suffers from low evidence density. The Eonic Effect is the only data we have at high evidence density of evolution as a process in real time, and this transforms our views completely.

  We see the real evolution of man as the Great Transition, the human passage from evolution to history, in the chronicle of the once and future Origin of the Species, Man.   


  • From the Preface Announcing the third revised edition of World History And The Eonic Effect, the classic underground theoretical self-defense kit in relation to the Darwinian paradigm. The third edition is almost a new book and the basic text has been extensively rewritten and streamlined, even as the basic argument has remained the same. There is much new material and it has been reorganized to show a more integrated structure, with a few changes in the terminology of the eonic model. The basic model has remained stable over three editions, and that leaves the author with increased confidence in the method and demonstration. An exciting upgrade of the basics of the eonic effect, and its new model of history... http://history-and-evolution.com
  • World History And The Eonic Effect contains a radical demonstration of a non-random pattern in world history. This pattern we call the 'eonic effect'. Such a pattern is not supposed to exist, and yet we can clearly specify its outlines and action over the course of five thousand years, with a definite suspicion about earlier periods of man's emergence. This discovery of macro-historical structure has implications for our views of the meaning of evolution and is a consequence of the revolutionary discoveries of archaeology and the vast increase of our knowledge of both world history and the earlier emergence of man. For the first time we can survey a long enough interval of history to put the idea of 'universal history' to a test, and the result is the uncovering of a definite dynamic at work behind the emergence of civilization. The data asks us to reconsider the relationship of evolution and history and demands a new kind of simple model to analyze world history in terms of the different levels at play. This two-level model elegantly resolves the paradox of the transition from evolution to history in terms of the idea of an 'evolution of freedom'. The resulting model gives expression to the idea of 'macroevolution', and also most unexpectedly gives meaning to the long conjectured idea of punctuated equilibrium. The text is comprehensive and outlines everything needed to 'see' the eonic effect and to harmonize this with issues of historical interpretation, historical theory, and questions of ideology. The result can show us the limits of standard types of theory and show the way to a new kind of theory. 

John Landon
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World History
And The Eonic Effect

Civilization, Darwinism
And Theories of Evolution

Third Edition Now Available
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