By Bela H. Banathy (auth.)

Based on a finished evaluate of human and societal evolution the booklet develops an method of unsleeping, self-guided evolution.
throughout the evolutionary trip of our species, there were 3 seminal occasions. the 1st occurred a few seven million yeas in the past, whilst our humanoid ancestors entered at the evolutionary scene. Their trip towards the second one an important occasion lasted over six million years while - because the maximum occasion of our evolutionary heritage - homo sapiens sapiens, begun the progressive means of cultural evolution. this day, we've arrived on the threshold of the 3rd significant occasion, `the revolution of awake evolution,' whilst it turns into our accountability to go into into the evolutionary layout house and advisor the evolutionary trip of our species.
The ebook tells the tale of the 1st six million years of the adventure in exactly sufficient element to appreciate how evolution had labored in instances whilst it used to be essentially organic, pushed through normal choice. With the human revolution a few fifty thousand years in the past, with the emergence of self-reflective awareness, the evolutionary procedure reworked from organic into cultural. From this element on, the ebook follows the adventure with specified realization, with the intention to find out how cultural evolution works. The ebook is equipped in 3 elements. half One commences with an exposition of a short heritage of the evolutionary thought via time with a spotlight on a overview of the technology of common evolution and particularly social and societal evolution. subsequent, the e-book unfolds the `evolutionary tale' of our species from the time whilst the 1st humanoids entered the evolutionary scene to our present period. half develops a platforms view of evolution, explores the methods and technique of how evolution works, characterizes evolutionary attention and develops the belief of unsleeping evolution. half 3 builds upon the data constructed within the first elements and units forth the most important stipulations of unsleeping, self-guided evolution, elaborating the middle situation, that's the purchase of evolutionary competence via evolutionary studying. the focal point of this half is on an method of the layout of evolutionary counsel structures that our households, neighborhoods, groups, agencies, social and societal structures can use to layout the longer term they aspire to realize.
The paintings is decided apart from different statements in 3 vital methods. It offers: (1) a finished evaluation of the way evolution has labored with a spotlight on socio-cultural evolution, (2) an evidence of evolutionary awareness and the stipulations of carrying out unsleeping evolution, and (3) most importantly, it develops an in depth process and a technique to the layout of evolutionary tips systems.

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It is not mere chance (as it was seen by Darwin and his followers). " It is precisely this process that nature had to use in order to have recourse to profusion. " Since Darwin, much has been said about "continuity" and the intelligence of animals as a way of questioning the "evolutionary leap" of the human specie and the breach of continuity. ) It was "the power acquired by consciousness to turn in upon itself, to take possession of itself; no longer merely to know, but know oneself, no longer to know, but to know that one knows "(p.

His famous article, "The Development Hypothesis," was published in 1852. In it, he rejected special creation (creationism) as an explanation of the diversity of life and set forth the concept of organic evolution through successive modification. The first volume of his life's work: Principles of Sociology, was published in 1874 and revised in 1896. In the Principles he defined the process of general evolution as follows: "Evolution is a change from a state of relatively indefinite, incoherent, homogeneity to a state of relatively definite, coherent, heterogeneity" (Spencer, 1898, p.

On the other hand, the materialists profess that man is just one further "term" in the evolution of life forms. As in many other appositional perspectives, Teilhard sees a resolution of this dichotomy if we are willing to "emphasize the highly natural phenomenon of the change of state. From the cell to the thinking animal a single process goes on in the same direction, without interruption. But it is inevitable that certain leaps suddenly transform the subject of the operation. "Discontinuity in continuity: that is how the birth of thought, like that of life, presents itself and defines itself" (p.

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