Maturity, the Neolithic.
The maximal social evolution of History happened in the Neolithic culture, self-similar in all the regions of the planet. Social love was so intense that humans lived in homes without streets and people walked through the roofs or the house of their neighbors, like insects in a beehive. Each man in the village had a ‘cellular’ vital space, his home or den, tools and clothing; but the energy networks, the agricultural fields in which people fed, were common property, as it happens in DNA organisms, in which DNA molecules live within their home/cell, pegged to other homes/cells, sharing with them the energy of their blood.
Neolithic cultures created environmental societies, based in Natural, Human Goods; where every cell owned ‘vital’ property; where the networks of social information were based in verbal thought (laws); where ethic, social men, called priests, acted as the verbal, collective neurons that solved the colliding interests of individual cells.
Those social organisms followed the Universal Laws of Social Evolution, creating efficient organic systems, with a single collective brain (the elder with more information, verbal priests, legal assemblies, etc.) and a healthy geographical body that provided the human goods needed to satisfy the biological drives of human beings. The ethic law acted in them as the verbal,nervous system of the society. Legal mandates motivated or forbade certain actions, selecting those which improved the welfare of the entire society. Without laws we cannot understand historic organisms.
Laws rule in an invisible manner the acts of people, as nervous orders guide the cells of the body. Thus, certain humans, verbal masters who create laws, as the neurons create nervous orders—prophets, priests, lawyers, courts and parliaments today—should hold the power of societies. What is an aberration is to leave the ‘blood=economic system’ to control the nervous/legal system, as it happens in Free Markets. In that sense the hierarchy between the elements of a society, in harmony with Nature and the organic laws of the Universe, is crystal clear:
Networks of information: Ethic and political laws that create a nation or in mythic terms, a Social God (‘And God, the Word, became man and inhabit among us’). They control:
Individual cells: Human beings that obey the law and control:
Networks of energy: Economic Systems of reproduction of human goods.
Thus, the nervous system, made of Social, Ethic Laws should rule the economic ecosystem, which should provide the goods humans need to survive and fulfill their biological drives of existence. Unfortunately, the opposite happens in our economic ecosystem: money controls human beings, who create corrupted laws that no longer serve their biological goals.
Thus, the final stage of the social evolution of mankind—the creation of a global organism of history, of a God, sustained by networks of love, mandates that make the human cells to share their energy and information—seems to have failed, as the arrival of weapons, money and machines imposed a radical shift in the evolution of mankind and the Earth.
The hierarchical scales of human societies.
In the graph, humans evolved socially through the 3 horizons of all energy/ information systems, creating first, tribal, genetic societies based in ‘energetic’/body affinity; then agricultural societies, based in the reproduction of human goods and finally, ideological, verbal and legal societies, based in legal, bio-ethic codes. Yet that final phase of evolution of history was aborted by the parallel evolution of economic ecosystems based in digital money, which achieved its global unification with the creation of the world stock-market, before humans could create a global government.
The law of social evolution is a Universal law, based in the fact that macro-organisms are top predator systems with more energy and information than individual cells and so they survive better. It follows that the natural evolution of history is towards the creation of a global super-organism, ruled by a legal, verbal government that represents all human beings and acts together, taking care of the energy and information networks that feed the heads and bodies of the human race.
Man, the dominant, informative, nervous mammal, was bound to create social organisms, through the creation of a new macro-language of information, words, which could join individual minds, in the same way nervous impulses join human cells. In those societies human beings are the informative, cultural ‘neurons’ of a territorial body that provides them with energy (economical and agricultural networks.) So humans developed words that organized their simultaneous, collective actions; adding to the simple program of genetic instincts, the memetic, verbal language, able to remember temporal cycles and transfer customs and ideas between generations. Words created cultural super-organisms—a new social plane of history based in informative, memetic, legal and ethic networks. In that process of social creation, mankind has evolved in a decametric scale, common to all Universal super-organisms, during 3±1 ages:
— Max. E: Paleolithic: 1st age of biological, genetic, body-based social networks. Subdivided, according to the 3 arrows of all evolving systems, in 3 ages of growing complexity: the individual, energetic hunter (100=1); the reproductive family (101=1-10) and the social clan (102=10-100) or tribe (103=100-1000).
— e=i: Neolithic: Mature age of agricultural, reproductive Networks: Humanity evolved into a new ternary scale, with the development of agricultural networks, from villages (103-104), into cities (104-105) into river cultures (105-106 =1 million)
— Max. i: Informative Networks: The development of verbal, ideological, informative religions of love evolved humanity in the last ternary scale, from tribal religions (1 to 10 millions), into nations that mixed both, cultural and economic networks (10 to 100 millions), into global, ecumenical religions and civilizations in which all human beings are accepted as part of a single God=Historic Super-organism (100 million to 1 billion).
— +1: Thus, the final step of human evolution would be to join all the great civilizations of mankind into a global government. It would be a super-organism based in verbal, ethic laws, able to control machines and the Economic Ecosystem, in order to create a world made to the image and likeness of mankind—an expanded UNO with powers of social control similar to those displayed by a national Government. Yet this is not achieved because mechanist, capitalist sciences and their dogmas of competence among humans, prevent us from making a true, scientific, accurate design of the future of mankind… In that sense, paradoxically, the intuitions of religions of love were more accurate in the analysis of the real laws of the Universe than our dogmatic, ‘entropy/energy’ only mechanist physicists and economists who worship the individual ‘homo bacteria’ over the evolved ‘homo organicus’.
Birth, reproduction and death of civilizations.
Cultures resemble living systems. They go through the same cycles of birth, reproduction and death:
— Wor(l)d Cultures are born as organisms do, out of a single prophet or a few legislative ‘cells’ that reproduce their ideas into many believer-minds. So Christianity is born in the mind of Jesus Christ that first replicates his mind into 12 disciples, which replicate the Ethic Wor(l)d into thousands of Roman believers, further expanded into billions of other minds; while America is born in the mind of a few legislators that craft its Constitution, expanded into laws, obeyed and believed today by all American citizens.
— Then, when the religious or legal culture reaches its maturity, it often reproduces in another zone of space-time, creating a daughter civilization or colony.
— Finally, in its 3rd age, when its ethic laws and networks of information become corrupted by money and weapons or become obsolete to a new, more evolved civilization, the culture dies, substituted by the new one. And a new cycle starts.
Similarly, technological civilizations, based in monetary and military systems, are born when a new form of money or a weapon is discovered and reproduced in growing numbers by a small horde, which becomes an army, which conquers a nation and becomes a ruling aristocracy that imposes his customs and controls the citizens of the nation with the icon-weapon of that civilization.
Birth: The prophet, the weapon.
In both kinds of civilizations (Human, Artistic, Historic civilizations or Animetal, Economic civilizations) either an ideology or book of ideas, (a network of human information) or a species of metal, money, weapons or machines, becomes the language of power, which defines the civilization. Ideas and metal-instruments together shape History. For that reason scholars divide history into the Age of Bronze, the Age of Iron Empires, the Age of Chivalry (Middle Ages), the cannon age (Modern age) and the Atomic Age. Yet there is also the Christian Age in Europe or the Buddhist Age in Asia, when we focus on the verbal language of the civilization; or the age of coins, or the age of paper money and stocks, or the age of e-money, when we focus in the language of metal-information.
Reproduction: Daughter cultures.
At the same time a civilization develops and expands its ideas and metal-forms, which carry that civilization to success, it eliminates previous civilizations. In this manner, successful civilizations reproduce their genetic ideas and machines into other regions of the Earth, creating colonies, daughter cultures and self-similar eco(nomic)systems. Like it happens in nature, the daughter civilization is often a more evolved species, where the ideas and instruments of the previous civilization are improved. So the Assyrians were defeated by the Persians, who had copied and improved their weapons, iron and cavalry. Yet Persian art and its animetal myths and customs would be similar to those of Assyria. For example, in Arabia stirrup cavalry brought a civilization that expanded West till reaching Al-Andalus (South Spain). That stirrup civilization migrated to America and colonized the South-West, giving origin to the old, Far West civilization, based in horse and cattle ranching. In that territory, the horse civilization flourished between the 17th and 20th centuries, when the fundamental icon-species of the culture, the horse, became extinguished as a carrier of goods and human beings by the car, a more efficient transport machine. The example shows the dynamic quality of the life of civilizations. They are born, reproduce and become extinct through the evolution of objects and words, the memetic elements of all civilizations,equivalent to the genetic codes of biological organisms. Thus, in the same manner biologists can scientifically organize the data they have about species through genetic information; the bio-historian can study the birth, reproduction and extinction of history and its civilizations, thanks to memetic, cultural forms: the wor(l)ds and metal-instruments of each culture.
Death of civilizations. The artistic prophet.
Civilizations also die. One day another civilization with more efficient ideologies of social evolution or better machines, comes along and destroys the old civilization. Then, once the new civilization has destroyed the old civilization, it reforms the energy cells=citizens of the dead civilization to its image and likeness, as a predator does with the DNA-cells of his victims: A predator feeds on the energy of a victim’s body that becomes partially wasted and partially transformed into cells of the predator. This also happens in organic civilizations: part of the human energy is wasted by war and the remaining humans are transformed into believers of the predator civilization. The Spanish killed ±70% of the Aztecs and the rest became Christians. It was the death of the Aztec civilization. Now Mexicans are ‘Spaniards’, even if its genes are ‘Mongoloid’ and they love bashing, as all children do, their own parents.
Thus, when ideas and instruments change, the civilization changes. The iron civilization of Rome is not the same as the Middle Ages civilization of stirrup weapons imposed by German warriors. The Roman civilization had been destroyed by ‘stirrup animetals’ of the Germanic civilization. Again such ‘civilization’ is not the Gunpowder civilization of Italy during the Renaissance. Gunpowder wiped out chivalry and a new civilization was born. Nor is Amon-Egypt the same as Greek-Christian Egypt, or Arab-Muslim Egypt. In this case, the verbal ideology changed and the old Egyptian civilization became extinct.
The ‘physiological’ systems of a civilization.
Art is the collective mind of a social organism of history. In the graph, art evolves in 3 ages, as the mind of human individuals do. In History, art evolved from:
— A Paleolithic Youth in which art is lineal, energetic, used to build simple weapons.
— A Classic Maturity of figurative art, in which energy & form reach its balance: It is the reproductive age of fertility goddesses and figurative images, proper of the Neolithic.
— Finally, in a 3rd, informative age, at the end of the Neolithic, writing evolves from ceramics with complex symbols.
Genetic continuity in civilizations is not racial but cultural, of icon weapons, machines and laws. Since in the same manner the individual cells of your body are of no importance, (only your physiological nervous=informative, blood=reproductive and digestive=energetic systems are), in social organisms, regardless of arrogant egos, new individuals will always appear to hold the ‘power positions’ that the economic ecosystem develops. One of the consequences of such physiological structure is the popular ‘ditto’ that the system is eviL but people are good. This is not the entire truth. What happens is that the historic momentum is passed from individual prophets and warrior animetals, who embody the goodness of the future culture at birth, into legal, financial and military structures of power, which carry henceforth that eviL or goodness. So when the civilization matures, beyond the innovative prophetic age in which human characters do matter, people become automatons of the physiological system they no longer control. Such is the case also in living organisms, which go through a first age of Mother-cells that ‘matter’ and then, once the physiological structure is constructed, rely on those systems that impose their will to all the cells of the social organism. That is also the case today in history. The economic ecosystem found by Gold believers that ruled companies of slaves and gunboats, which murdered millions of human beings during the XVII and XVIII C., was evolved further by captains of industry, who degraded the life of millions of white slaves in the XIX and earlier XX C. In that regard, the economic ecosystem reaches the peak of human evil in the baroque, extinctive, military age of the Kondratieff cycles: during the creation of the Colonial Empires, in the Nazi era and now, when corrupted, ego-driven scientists research self-reproductive robots and self-reproductive cosmic bombs.
But today, ‘eviL has the dress of a gentleman’ (King Lear); and so marketing hides the end-result of that research. So we can see right away the evilness of the American or British colonist in both ‘Indian territories’ or the brutality of Hitler and Goring, Yet during the III Electronic Cycle the system of ‘fiction thought’ that manufactures the human brain, creating a race of selfish, retarded, neo-Paleolithic, emotional children of thought, is fully grown. And so American seem to us full of naive, innocent people, because they don’t rule but obey sheepishly the evil=anti-live orders of their company-mothers and military systems, developed since the age of Robber Barons, who did matter. Today Americans and humans at large are automatons of the system; programmed cells which neither control nor seem able to reform the Free Market ecosystem, whose software and robots are destroying, in the Age of the Singularity, wealth and labor worldwide .