By Bela H. Banathy (auth.)
Based on a accomplished evaluation of human and societal evolution the e-book develops an method of wide awake, 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, while our humanoid ancestors entered at the evolutionary scene. Their trip towards the second one the most important occasion lasted over six million years while - because the maximum occasion of our evolutionary historical past - homo sapiens sapiens, begun the progressive technique of cultural evolution. this present day, we've arrived on the threshold of the 3rd significant occasion, `the revolution of unsleeping evolution,' whilst it turns into our accountability to go into into the evolutionary layout house and advisor the evolutionary trip of our species.
The booklet tells the tale of the 1st six million years of the adventure in precisely sufficient element to appreciate how evolution had labored in instances while it used to be basically organic, pushed through typical choice. With the human revolution a few fifty thousand years in the past, with the emergence of self-reflective awareness, the evolutionary strategy remodeled from organic into cultural. From this aspect on, the e-book follows the adventure with specific recognition, on the way to learn the way cultural evolution works. The publication is prepared in 3 elements. half One commences with an exposition of a short historical past of the evolutionary thought via time with a spotlight on a assessment of the technology of common evolution and in particular 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 structures view of evolution, explores the methods and technique of how evolution works, characterizes evolutionary cognizance and develops the belief of awake evolution. half 3 builds upon the data built within the first components and units forth the main stipulations of wide awake, self-guided evolution, elaborating the center , that's the purchase of evolutionary competence via evolutionary studying. the point of interest of this half is on an method of the layout of evolutionary advice structures that our households, neighborhoods, groups, businesses, social and societal structures can use to layout the longer term they aspire to realize.
The paintings is decided other than different statements in 3 very important methods. It presents: (1) a complete assessment of ways evolution has labored with a spotlight on socio-cultural evolution, (2) an evidence of evolutionary recognition and the stipulations of undertaking wakeful evolution, and (3) most importantly, it develops a close technique and a technique to the layout of evolutionary suggestions systems.
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The formation of the global system has been recognized already. Global models have been created. Global problems have been identified and efforts to solve them are being initiated. But these problems "cannot be understood and solved within the framework of former social paradigms" (p. 189). Csanyi holds that the evoking of systems thinking and the development of a new systems theory will be necessary as a new paradigm for global application. Furthermore, the design and introduction of new learning content and learning strategies are inevitable if we are to transform the idea systems of present societies into the idea system of global humanity.
244) Sumerian tablets of five thousand years ago attempt to explain how gods created humans to be their slaves. Their system provided for the needs of priestly households, it distinguished managers from the managed, and priests from plebeians. "Sumerian poetry clearly documents how Sumerian religion incorporated a systematic theology of human, worldly, and cosmic phenomena" (1981, p. 245). 5 Consciousness But what is it that enables us-even drives us-to search for truth and ask fundamental questions of our existence?
Teilhard' s thinking on this inner force "was very clear, and is as interesting today as when he first conceived it. Teilhard de Chardin, like Bergson, not only believed that consciousness ascends to greater richness and depth as the physical organism achieves greater complexity, but that this was the very purpose of evolution" (Combs, 1996, p. 85). 1 Henri Bergson (1859-1941): The Pioneer of Creative Evolution The French philosopher Bergson held the view that ultimate reality is a "vital impulse" (elan vital) that can be captured only by intuition.