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From the Infinitesimally Small  Particles that Make Up Our Body's Structure to the Great Civilizations of God and Humankind.

      The following essays are related to the evolution of humankind and the building of civilization.

A Monkey Troop in the snowy North of Japan
  • A story about a monkey troop in the snowy north of Japan and what it teaches us about learning from elders and peers.

  • A description of true community as defined by Scott Peck.

Evolution and Mysticism
  • A mystical description/theory of evolution.

Evolution of Self-Awareness
  • A theoretical discussion of the evolutionary process that lead to self-awareness. This relates self-awareness to the development of language.

Evolution of the Human
  • A description of the evolutionary process that lead to the human species. This does not include early evolution (microbial and cellular evolution) that is covered in another document.

Evolution, Language, and the Imagination
  • A description of the relationship between language and the imagination and a discussion of how the imagination may have evolved.

Julian Jaynes
  • An account of who Julian Jaynes is and a description of his controversial theory about the evolution of "consciousness."

Language and the Development of Tools within the Process of Evolution
  • A discussion about the relationship between language and the ability to create tools.

  • A description of the levels of learning (Learning I-III) as described by Gregory Bateson. Learning zero is touched upon and learning IV is not described in detail.

Learning IV
  • A description of learning IV as defined by Bateson.

  • A description of a meme as a component of cultural transmission (similar to gene as a component of biological transmission).

  Morphogenetic Fields
  • A description of morphogenetic fields as theorized and described by Sheldrake.

Mutually Exclusive Paradigms
  • A definition of mutually exclusive paradigms and their relationship to stress. Examples of mutually exclusive paradigms are given.

  • The chemical norepinephrine and its relationship to stress, the fight-or-flight reaction, elation, and depression.

Paradigm (Defined)
  • A definition of the word "paradigm," and an introduction to mutually exclusive paradigms and paradigm shifts.

Paradigms and Paradigm Shifts
  • A description of paradigm shifts, how we resist new paradigms and a story of the Swiss watch manufacturing industry.

Punctuated Equilibrium
  • Arguments for and against the punctuated equilibrium theory of evolution as well as a description of what punctuated equilibrium is.

The DNA of Chimpanzees
  • Explains how human and chimpanzee DNA are almost identical.

The Evolution of Intelligence
  • A description of the evolutionary process that lead to intelligence. This includes microbial evolution, the evolution of cells, and colonies of cells that became multi-cellular organisms.

The Evolution of Language
  • A description of the evolutionary process that lead to language.

Theory of Evolution (Darwin)
  • Darwin's theory of evolution.

Types of Breeding
  • A description of the two breeding types, r-type and K-type. The advantages and disadvantages of each breeding type is discussed.

Word Boundaries
  • A description of word boundaries and how words evolve.


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