The Book of a Genesis UniVerse CoCreation: A 2021 EarthWise Edition with a Natural Genetic Code
We began this 21st century review and preview in early 2020. Soon after, a viral pandemic spread across all lands and peoples. I now edit and update in Autumn 2021, as the plague morphs into variants. Over the same period a steady onslaught of awful calamities piled on, worsening by the week. In respect and response, it seemed worthwhile to enter as an EarthWise fulfillment of Galileo’s “second” book titles, as cited above, so to provide a familiar setting and context. At present, the essay is generally sorted into these four main sections and phases.
1990 - 2020 Review as our EartHuman Sapience Discovers a Revolutionary Procreative UniVerse
2020 - 2022 A Consummate End of Days - Begin Anew, Kinder or Cinder Geonativity Event
2022 – 2030 A Sophia to Pedia Sapiens Visionary Image of an Integral Family Ecosmos
2030 – 2050 An Outline Preview of an Intentional CoCreative Geonomic Ecovillage Sustainability
This new 2020s Introduction, after almost two decades as an online resource, will gather, arrange, report and document an historic, bidecadal 21st century presence and advance of a phenomenal worldwise knowledge. Our main, working premise is the current, novel occasion of a major emergent, evolutionary transition in individuality so as to form a personsphere progeny. A consequent sapiensphere global brain might then be seen as learning on her/his own and just now coming to a revolutionary discovery. (Please refer to the main website content, search any author and word, our global glossary, for much more on any aspect.)
In addition, our new introductory synopsis is posted in three formats. This lead essay as The Book of a Genesis UniVerse CoCreation will survey a collective EarthWise narrative vista which just now can fulfill this familiar, traditional expectation. Next, The Book of Naturome: Our 2021 WorldWise Discovery of One Ecosmome to Geonome Complementary Code reports how a broad and deep affirmation of an exemplary universal recurrence of a genetic-like code from quantum and galactic realms to persons and planets is just being achieved. A Participatory Ecosmos: A 2020 Chapter, Section and Verse Update Outline Survey then posts a current report for each outline unit, some 85 in all. And with regard to the entire resource, a new introduction has been written for each topical subject.
Again the title concept is based on terms used by Galileo some four centuries ago so that today we can at last propose their true 2020s fulfillment. A definitive advance would be that by way of our EarthWise decipherment it appears to be actually written in a natural genetic code scriptome. A Book of Naturome section is entered herein and in the next documentary module. As our most precious bioworld becomes overtaken by many apocalyptic conditions, we seek to respectfully provide a concurrent numinous, palliative dispensation about and destiny for this Earthly existence and celestial abidance. As we observant peoples may come to our bicameral senses (a Woman’s wisdom), a phenomenal identity may well be there which we are made and meant to find.
And as a consistent caveat, these cyber-postings are ever a work in process by way of updates, revisions, and more. Some aspects will be at an outline stage. Our wish and intent is to try to gather, arrange and make accessible online all these possibilities and potentials. My grateful thanks to every reader.
Natural Genesis: An Annotated Anthology Sourcebook
We open with a restatement of our Natural Genesis home page description. This sourcebook documents the integral, collective EarthWise discovery of an organically developing universe, an ecosmic genesis, by way of an annotated bibliography and anthology which by now contains some 8,500 entries across 3,500 text pages. Its topical outline with 86 sections attempts to convey this novel narrative of a quickening, numinous procreation which intends and requires human participation. In regard, we will seek both a respectful accord with traditional wisdom and how altogether we might move toward a better, peaceful, tolerant, sustainable future. As the one world logo portrays, our guiding premise is that a new composite stage of worldwide knowledge is emerging from the collaborative contributions of peoples everywhere. From this humankind vantage, whole Earth appears as an especially vital bioplanet coming to her/his own self-discovery and cocreative destiny. (Home Page)
And once again, the Natural Genesis phrase is meant to identify life’s evolutionary development as an actual embryonic gestation, as it was viewed in Charles Darwin’s own day. In contrast to mutate and select only, sans any drive or direction, Earth life is found to be graced and informed by a self-organized, complex network, genotype-like program source and an episodic, nested, quickening course all the way to our personal and planetary self-recognition.
In regard, we should enter a few caveats. As our EarthWise learning project proceeds apace into the 2020s, these ecosmic findings to follow are not to be seen as my own opinion. Rather please see this essay, and the whole website as an on-going draft work-in-process due to and drawn from our collaborative Earthuman sapience. But by summer 2021, with everyone and everything stressed to their record limits, we wish to post and introduce all these salutary findings as a hopefully beneficial resource and guide.
We open with a list of transitional EarthWise cognitive abilities and conceptual reasons by which an historic edification is now becoming possible.
1990–2020–2050: This span may be a penultimate phase as Earth life’s developmental gestation seems to reach some manner of a geonatal event.
Personsphere: major emergent evolutionary transition in individuality lately appears to be underway on a round planetary scale.
Sapiensphere: A consequent global brain faculty proceeds to learn and gain novel knowledge on her/his own.
Earthural PhiloSophia: A bicameral worldwise, cognitive awareness can then begin to achieve a descriptive explanation and real discovery.
Phenomenal Presence: A genesis ecosmos can be realized to have its own independent self-existence with a universal source code-script.
A Woman’s Wisdome: We record that all these future-friendly advances require such a reciprocal dot/connect, part/field, anima/animus whole brain faculty.
Here next is a survey of EcosmosWise findings which can be attributed to this prodigious Earthuman progeny.
A 21st Century Revolution: A particulate, materialist sterility sans people and purpose is being replaced by a fertile biological essential reality.
A Natural Genesis: An organic cocreation is being found whereof a temporal life, mind and persons in community developmental course goes forth on habitable bioworlds.
Habitable Planets: A salient ecosmological distinction is the prolific presence of myriad, contingent, ovular-like globular objects in sunny star orbital systems.
Ecosmomics: This organic milieu has necessarily been found to possess its own genetic-like code in exemplary effect from animate origins through evolutionary stages to our personal/communal/global geonomic endowment.
A Universal Correspondence: This part/Wave = Light, me/We = US, apparent bigender familiality occurs with an invariant similarity in each and every nested instance and scale.
Nature’s Sweet Spot: As a post-2015 findings, all dynamic systems such as stars, brains, climates, ecosystems, flocks, and epidemics seem to seek and settle in a self-organized criticality which balances dual more or less coherent states.
A Textual Character: After space/time and matter/energy, an informative content is lately found to distinguish as an encoded, generative script/score, prose/prosody quality.
Life's Emergent Gestation: A novel genesis evolutionary synthesis can now flesh out and describe a self-organizing, corporeal and cerebral ramifying sequence which proceeds as an oriented, quickening development.
Life’s Major Transitions Scale: A central evolutionary course is now well accepted as and defined by this nested whence each stage is seen to take on a new personal identity and a novel genetic code version.
Universal Evolution: Another feature is that a selective process from various candidates seems to be in effect even across planetary, solar, galactic, and maybe exocosmic scales.
Participatory UniVerse: A working model noted herein whereof a later result of Earthhuman-like beings has an ordained central place and purpose so to quantify, register and acknowledge.
An Intentional CoCreation: A wide array of evidential, scientific capabilities suggest that we collaborative Earthlings can begin new material and geonomic phases of a much better, sustainable futurity.
An EarthMost Significance: Since our home bioworld has passed through so many (15 – 20) critical check points, it may well be one in a quintillion that has evolved and succeeded this far, with all that portends.
As a guide going forward, this is a listing of the section modules to follow in quest of a promised planet and a chosen ecosmos.
Natural Genesis: An Annotated Anthology Sourcebook
Salient Features and Especial Findings
A 21st Century Ecosmos, EarthOva and Earthuman Revolution
The EarthWise Book of Naturome
GeoNativity: A 1990 - 2020 – 2050 Parturient Planet
A 1990s Participatory, Bit to It, UniVersion
Chapter I. A Natural Genesis 2020 Vision: A Woman’s Ecosmos Wisdome
Chapter II. Earth Learn: A Planetary Progeny Comes to Her/His Own Knowledge
Chapter III. Ecosmos: A Revolutionary Organic Habitable UniVerse
Chapter IV. Ecosmomics: A Survey of Genomic Complex Network System Sources
Chapter V. Systems Evolution: A 21st Century Genesis Synthesis
Chapter VI. Earth Life Emergence: Development of Body, Brain, Selves and Societies
Chapter VII. Our Earthuman Moment: An Emergent Evolutionary Transition in Individuality
Chapter VIII. Pedia Sapiens: A New Genesis Future
An Earthropic Principle and Ecosmocene Destiny
An EarthWise Decipherment of One Bigender, Familial Code
A 2020s CoCreativity, Ecosmome to Geonome, EarthVersion
A Family Ecosmos Procreativity
To continue this opening orientation, we post a number of salient features, special occurrences and a working uniVersion model
MEGA – Make Earth Great Always
We wish to convey that our home round planet altogether, by way of a latest flow of findings, may actually have a distinct, unitary significance of its own with regard to the fate and future of the entire Ecosmos UniVerse. But as I write in June 2021, the finite bio/noosphere remains engulfed and stressed by an intaglio of climatic and climactic crises. In 1947, Pierre Teilhard wrote The age of nations is over. The task before us, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth. Some eight decades later we are cutting it much too close. Our precious abode cannot survive and sustain when two trillion dollars wasted on global militaries each year, and while four billion peoples are ruled by some dozen dictators. It is vital that our true, cocreative value and import become a matter of ethnic and Earthling identity, pride and common mission.
Thinking Like a Planet: The Earth Ethic and an Ecosmos Ethic
We cite the environmentalist Baird Callicott’s oft quoted book title (search) so as to emphasize the novel 21st century premise upon which this resource site and review is based. His perceptive recommendation engages both western and eastern traditions which could lately be seen as a global hemispheric, bicameral sapiensphere. In respect, this major emergent evolutionary transition in personsphere individuality might then be appreciated as learning and gaining knowledge by her/his own self. This radical shift to an EarthWise visionary comprehension is the explanatory source for the Natural Genesis annotated anthology website content. A new July 2021 book An Internet in Your Head: A New Paradigm for How the Brain Works by Daniel Graham (Columbia University Press, 2021) makes the best personal and global neuroscience case to date for this EartHuman acumen.
The Other Half of the UniVerse: A WumanWise Ecosmos
As another feature and rationale, we first note, as well known, that the past centuries and millennia have been very patriarchal, left brain biased, hyper-violent, destructive. Scientific and philosophic endeavors were for men only, see works by Jessica Riskin, David Orrell, and A. C. Grayling. At this outset, a new, inclusive name for homo humanity might help so we propose wuman and wumanity by changing one letter. By such an historic corrective, we may consider an animate, conducive Ecosmos procreation which is spontaneously fertile, genetically encoded, profusely sown with ovular-like bioworlds. By this feminine, maternal witness, life’s long evolution can be realized as an actual developmental gestation, quite at its geonatal term.
To put into practice, a worldwise bicameral brain/mind capability is an implied throughout. This original 17th century, one culture, integral vista needs to be availed by turns so to join left hemisphere fine particulate focus with right side holistic imagery by way of a bigender unity. A WumanWise mindfulness may thus be able to perceive a greater genesis with an incarnate content and meaning. Another apt phrase might be Sophia Sapiens, and maybe a Mellows complement could be added to Fellows. This vital awareness, anima and animus in concert, is a critical distinction.
A Phenomenal Yesphere Presence
Still another whole global benefit is an ability to perceive that an encompassing Ecosmos to Earthuman abidance which can have an independent, law-abiding, identity and existence of its own. By way of its temporal unfoldment, an emergent, procreative process of being and becoming then appears to be going on by itself. But a major impediment today is that a mostly male science seems to be cognitively unable to admit, imagine, and consider such an actual presence of a uniVerse to wumanVerse genesis. This vital possibility is inconceivable and ruled out. At this late, imperiled hour, might an emergent “Earthuman Phenomenon” allow and appreciate? In respect, we might dub a wumanwise Yesphere perspective which can allow and envision.
Universality: One Complementary Genome Code
As documented in Chapter IV and throughout, a premier discovery and articulation is an actual Ecosmomic genetic code. As a result, an exemplary recurrence is now proven in place from quantum realms to neural connectomes, metabolomes, microbial films, animal groupings, literary writings and onto fractal galaxies. Thus the goal of a self-similar universality is at last fulfilled. If each particle + wave, node + link, bird + flock, reciprocal correspondence is akin to a genetic (DNA + AND) phase, then all other occasions will be genomic in kind. See also the Chap. IV entry herein for more about life’s self-organized, critically poised, sweet spot. Its organic presence could then inform a natural “Genocracy” of complementary (gender) archetypes.
An Earthmost Significance
With regard to our ecosmic revolution, a prior materialist view cites a “Copernican mediocracy” whereof our home bioplanet does not have any special place in, or relation to, its pointless sterility. But by virtue of a procreative genesis uniVerse, an unexpected reprieve and grand option is beginning to dawn. Our EarthVerse evolutionary emergence to a reflective global sapience seems to be the result of a rarest, good fortune confluence of some 15 to 20 check points across galactic, solar system, geochemical, and further aspects. Might our minute, fraught bioworld yet actually be one in a quintillion candidates to reach this singular moment? We valiant beings might altogether have an opportunity to be the fittest, optimum Greatest Earth, if we can come to our collective senses in time.
A 21st Century Ecosmos, EarthOva and EartHuman Revolution
By way of these several collaborative advances, a triple revision about our personal, planetary and uniVersal abidance is well underway. An actual macroecosmic genesis which innately gives rise to our home bioworld and microcosmic human selves in community is just coming to its 2020s fruition. This module is thus sorted into three celestial, global and individual/societal stages and aspects.
A Procreative Ecosmos In this regard, our Natural Genesis site, by virtue of its worldwise source, is now able to identify, report and evidentially certify the actual presence of an animate, habitable, genetically encoded, familial fertility. But as such revolutions occur (Thomas Kuhn), this has not happened yet because an olden sterile, materialist, mechanical, accident scheme exists alongside the new participatory uniVerse to EarthVerse (Ecopernican) reality. As we note, a difference this time is that the epic advance is not due to one person (man), but to altogether to an integral Earthuman sapience.
Earth Front and Center As a result our own eminently habitable bioworld returns to a unique place and purpose. We first note that life’s evolutionary developmental course is lately becoming understood as an oriented, quickening, personified gestation. As the next essay section will enter, it may have just reached a geonatal term. We then refer to the Earthropic Principle and EarthOva 2021 sections (VIII. C & D) which reports an especial Gaia alive, Earthmost, self-chosen distinction with a cocreative significance and awesome destiny.
Human/Wuman Beings Moving on to our own identity, an apt referral to traditional wisdom is a Chinese “anthropocosmic” vision which also held to a triune unity of “heaven, Earth and humanity” (Tu Weiming). At this late advent of an EarthWise revelation about a truly numinous, textual, fecund nature, an expansive sense of individual persons in community can likewise accrue. At once you are yourself, but now as an intended phenomenal participant, each one of us are iconic, self-similar microcosms with all that would imply, anoint and empower.
(At this point we wish to enter a caveat for readers. Within today’s online venue whence postings can be edited, revised, and updated, please see these writings, as they attempt to sketch these vital views, as a work in process as drawn from and based on our global learning endeavor.)
The 2020s EarthWise Book of Naturome
A metaphoric “second” volume, by turns, was long seen to provide sacred edification about this worldly creation. But rather than given, it would be achieved by way of our own inquiry, observance, literate theory, test and cumulative record. The concept is traceable to Aristotle and Augustine, which became a core tenet of 17th century science, but was set aside in the later 1800s as extant realms became a seemingly inanimate spacescape and contingent evolutionary duration.
As noted, our various title terms were each cited by Galileo for a noteable identity. In 1623, he famously wrote: Philosophy is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language in which it is written. Four centuries later, our 2020s premise is that such a double domain has just now been well deciphered and articulated by our collaborative sapiensphere. The prime finding is that a phenomenal ecosmic genesis appears to possess and be written in its own genetic scriptome. In regard, we turn to and remind so as to provide peoples, in these dire time of suffering with little hope with a familiar fulfillment and a mitigating dispensation.
In fact, a Book narrative quite befits a working cocreative organic uniVerse proposal. As this 2021 philoSophia review proceeds it will describe a fertile genesis which is deeply graced and informed by a textual essence. And as Organisms Evolve Rhythmic Protolanguage documents, learning to inscribe, communicate and comprehend a natural literacy appears to be a prime evolutionary requisite. See for example Reading, That Strange and Uniquely Human Thing by Lydia Wilson in Nautilus (Issue 35, 2020), and Rediet Abede’s contribution herein about a broader conception of mutual prosody and prose modes. As Deep Affinity of Genomes and Languages documents, a cross-translation between these phases is now readily possible. We next enter some mid 2021 affirmations from the global literature (search).
Sandford, Emily, et al. On Planetary Systems as Ordered Sequences. arXiv:2105.09966. Astrophysicists ES, Cavendish Laboratory, UK and David Kipping, Columbia University, along with computer scientist Michael Collins, Columbia U. post an overview perception as myriad worlds are detected across the galaxy. It is here is proposed that entire solar systems ought to be viewed as a unitary network due to geometric and mathematic forms. A further advance is the use of computational linguistics via natural language processing to identify a textual quality. By this extension to planetary objects and host stars, a working analogy is achieved by way of word-like worlds and grammars that they may express. As sunny stars and orbital orrerys may become the primary ecosmic formation they can take on a semblance of an inscribed literary narrative.
Kuppers, Bernd-Olaf. The Language of Living Matter: How Molecules Acquire Meaning. International: Springer Frontiers, 2021. This latest work by the University of Jena natural philosopher (search) is much an opus summary of his lifetime studies and quest for a viable explanation of how life began and proceeded to development as an oriented evolution. As the title cites, into the 2020s a considerable finding is reached that a linguistic, informative content well appears as nature’s distinctive quality.
This book by an eminent philosopher provides strong evidence for the claim that language is a general principle of Nature, rooted deeply in physical and chemical laws. The author’s central concept then leads us to view the essence, origin and evolution of life in a completely new way. An epilogue then goes on to introduce the new topic of Nature’s semantics.
Zaharchuk, Holly and Elizabeth Karuza. Multilayer Networks: An Untapped Tool for Understanding Bilingual Neurocognition. Brain and Language. Volume 220, 2021. Penn State linguists perceptively describe how these same connective complexities which distinguish every other natural realm also provide structural topologies across our many languages.
Please also refer to the next The Book of Naturome: Our 2021 WorldWise Discovery of One Ecosmome to Geonome Complementary Code posting with many select 2018 - 2021 citations for each outline topic which can just now attest to a robust breadth and depth of an ecosmic, uniVerse to EarthVerse, genetic endowment.
GeoNativity: A 1990 - 2020 – 2050 Parturient Planet
As the Genesis Evolutionary Synthesis chapter notes, life’s developmental emergence has increasingly gained an appearance as an oriented gestation. By this view, our present Earthuman global transition could well have reached an actual "Geonate" term. A lady scholar once wrote This would be obvious to any woman. But how can this be if the whole world is beset by viral pestilence, dictators, genocides, refugees, weaponry, heat domes. By such a perception, a 1990 to 2050 span would occur over a “parturient” planet (in labor about to give birth). Its 2020 midpoint may be akin to the moment when each fetus needs to awaken from a long dream sleep to their personal self-consciousness.
As readers are aware, the “apocalypse” word is often invoked in these times. But its historic meaning from Greece was more about a beneficial transformation by way of a concurrent revelation rather than a destructive end. In this respect, our EarthWise website edition is offered as a semblance of a second “Book of Naturome” written in an ecosmomic to geonomic code-script. An alternative, PediaKinder futurity could then be envisioned, for example, as composed of metabolic networks of egalitarian, tolerant, peaceable ecovillages, a creative unity of person, community and a viable planet, indeed a Ubuntu UniVerse.
And it seems necessary to cite a common denominator for the many perils and travails, because only men are involved, whose “mandemic” (gundemic, wardemic), continues to rule and rage, while women are silenced, brutalized, enshrouded. Male academics take to writing books with Doom in their title. An easy corrective could be the word “wuman” so to include both halves of a famiiial ecosmos procreativity within a true Wumanity. This vital resolve could be the most important, but also the most difficult, mediation.
A 1990s Participatory, Bit to It, UniVersion
By virtue of the 2020s revolutionary EarthWise edition being surveyed here, we wish to enter this current scenario (Philip Ball 2018) so to begin overall considerations about a potential Ecosmos to Earthmost narrative outline and significance. In general regard, this working model broadly views sentient, Earthuman-like, beings as having a vital importance to an entire astronomic existence and future fate. In its physics form (see outline section and Quantum Organics), a temporal course runs from original particles, waves and information (bit) all the long, evolutionary, encoded way to its momentary aware, retrospective observation (it), which may be quite underway here. In accord with J. A. Wheeler’s original 1990s conception, such a recorded acknowledgement is inherently necessary so to bring the whole universe into full reality.
We are presently viewing how this possibility could assimilate and accord with a revolutionary ecosmos genesis reality. In regard, the long, contingent EcosmosVerse to EarthVerse trajectory occurs, involves and is distinguished by a passage from an initial “Biteracy” generative source (see Glossary) to an “Iteracy” mode via an eventual sentient speciesphere. As the website documents, such an immaterial, mathematic code-script proceeds along the way to spontaneously exemplify its complementary form. By this glimpse, an Ecosmomic scriptome “in-forms” and arises with life’s developmental evolution on habitable bioworlds. On a relatively fittest abode as our Gaia bioworld, it may reach a nested, worldwise progeny able to decipher, recognize, affirm its future continuance. From 2020, an additional contribution could now be an intentional achievement of a sustainable future continuance.
We next cite a timely, apropos June 2021 work, The Ascent of Information, by the Columbia University astrobiologist Caleb Scharf (search) which provides his update upon a participatory universe. Some 30 years on, the extant, temporal cosmos is distinguished by dual phases of overt physical features, and an immaterial program-like source. A developmental course is indeed traced from a Bit origin through life’s evolution to a late global literary sapience, our It reception. A novel, insightful advance then considers this emergent trajectory to have relative phenotype and genotype-like aspects. Scharf thus moves beyond algorithmic terms and gives this informative vector a “dataome” name. But while this contribution is well defined by a generative code quality, it is not meant to pass onto human agency and intent, see the book review for more.
At this outset, we are trying to express the considerable opportunity of coming upon an actual whole uniVerse explanation with a place and purpose for our observant, cocreative presence. (As a caveat, we are not trying to put a face on it, nor make excuses.) A further factor may yet be involved. If to consider, it seems that any such optimum planetary issue need be able to figure all this out for themselves, by their own internal, decisive initiative. In order to orient and cover these many aspects, we next post a current capsule review of each website Chapter, after which the storyline will continue to wonder about an actual UniVerse to PediaVerse cocreation.
Chapter I: A Natural Genesis 2020 Vision: A Woman’s Ecosmos Wisdome
This initial overview surveys the many findings, revisions and syntheses as our nascent EarthKinder may commence to learn all about and percieve a revolutionary discovery of an organic procreative UniVerse. It opens with Homo to Anthropo Sapiens: Historic Prescience which harks back to Greece and China and onto 19th and 20th century intimations of an encoded, self-organizing vitality. A broadly inclusive section, Earthomo to Ecosmo Sapiensphere: Global Glimpses, then offers some 265 references as an in-process documentation of its advance and fulfillment. Into the 21st century, this grand achievement can newly be attributed to a further major global evolutionary transition. As a consequence, an emergent personal sapiensphere can be seen as coming to her/his own phenomenal knowledge.
Our chapter title conveys some prime signifiers about its occasion and content. As explained herein and throughout, Natural Genesis is meant to represent a radical alternative to an olden natural selection only which relegates life and people to an accidental contingency. As online in the early 2000s, the website content now spreads over eight chapters, 85 subject sections and 8,500 entries. By circa 2020 a visionary evidential veracity seems to have been attained. As not much sooner, a sufficient depth and breadth across every realm from quantum phenomena to galactic clusters, microbes to a metropolis, has been robustly filled in and fleshed out.
But a most significant distinction could be an attribution to a profoundly different kind of cerebral faculty. While the prior centuries of science (Jessica Riskin) and philosophy (A. C. Grayling) have been totally male (left brain) in particulate nature and reductive practice, an ascendant individuality would be graced by a feminine bicameral, right/left whole brain facility. By this view, our EarthWise (Sophia) sapiensphere takes on an essential semblance to a visionary mindfulness able to witness, discover, and sustain. Thus a novel ecological cosmos, a woman’s ecosmos, becomes a reality. A “wisdome” word is added to designate that its complementary, me + We = US, guidance would be genetic in textual kind.
Chapter II. Earth Learn: A Planetary Progeny Comes to Her/His Own Knowledge
This second Chapter currently posts a 2021 retrospective of how our erudite Earth appears to be engaged in a long, collectively intelligent process (David Christian) of gaining knowledge about every aspect of this (awesome and awful) abidance whence we find ourselves. It really does take on a guise of an “autodidactic” universe, but by way of these microcosmic biosphere to noosphere phases. Via our 21st century vantage, an emergent evolutionary transition to a personal sapiensphere seems much in occurrence.
As its outline cites, indigenous encounters first glimpsed an integral, animate, mythic, mystic presence, as if by some initial holistic right brain (as every person does). The luminous endowment of a familial anthropocosmic code, as Taoist teachings evoke, was sensed early on. This feature has remained a perennial quest which may at last be fulfilled. By turns, The Spiral of Science records a later, male, left brain mid-millennia revolution to find, identify, and catalog every particulate atom, molecule, nucleotide, neuron, microbe and object. But an integral notice of an overall scheme was lost and abandoned in deep stochastic space and time.
Global Genius: A Worldwise Mindkinder brings us to today when an Earthropo Sapience is busy putting a true biological reality back together by way of adding systemic network connections between all the many pieces. In regard, we next post a capsule summary of intelligent EarthWise qualities and accomplishments. As readers know, the past two decades have gone from little online website content to all manner of books and journals. In 2005 I had to go to Yale and MIT to find paper books and a working copier. Today, every publication is available online with increasing open, free access.
2020/2021: This numerical event is notable not only for clear binocular vision, but for the perilous litany that could overwhelm us. In addition however, it is also a unique moment when our cumulative learning project, via millions of contributors and publications, seems to have reached a wide and deep evidential sufficiency. That is to say, as not earlier, their composite occasion can robustly verify and prove an animate, wholly recurrent, naturally encoded, familial ecosmos, to be fleshed out in the Ecosmo section.
Personsphere: Our guiding premise has been that a further emergent evolutionary transition to a relative super-organic, cognizant individuality is much underway. But as a caveat, we do not mean a homogenous globalization. Rather, as the Sustainable Ecovillages section conveys, and we cite later on, a next fortuitous phase could be composed of many freely creative protocellular communities in near and far symbiotic, communicative webworks.
Sapiensphere: Its leading manifestation in our daily lives is an apparent worldwise brain/mind capacity which could lately be seen as learning on her/his own. This global faculty could also be seen to form a new realm of knowledge as an accessible online, billion website facility. As a result, it can provide a novel informative, accumulated resource whose content can hence forth be availed to change and begin a much better world.
Natural PhiloSophia: This 17th century, one culture, science + philosophy integral vista ought to be activated again so to join a (male) left hemisphere fine focus with (feminine) right side holistic imagery. Altogether such WumanWise bicameral planetary mindfulness will be able to perceive an incarnate content and meaning, a woman’s wisdome. (Another phrase could conceivably be identified as Sophia Sapiens.)
A Phenomenal Presence: Another whole brain benefit is that an encompassing Ecosmos to Earthuman abidance of which we find ourselves can be seen to have a its own independent, lawful, fertile identity and self-existence of its own. By way of its temporal unfoldment, an emergent, procreative process of being and becoming appears to be well going on by itself. This philsSophia perception is not a fine point. A main impediment today is that men are cognitively incapable of admitting a greater genesis of which uniVerse and wumanVerse are an exemplary result.
A Thinking, Learning Planet At this point, we might illustrate how a worldwise sapience can be seen as coming to her/his own knowledge and discovery. One entry could be the Natural Genesis Journal Resources section with over 200 periodicals which are surveyed on a regular basis. As researchers iteratively peruse and contribution, unbeknownst until now, their composite content could be appreciated as taking on a cognitive cast of its own. The science eprint site arXiv.org posts thousands of papers from Astrophysics to Biology each day which also implies a self-learning process. Many entries such as Hidden Depths in the Local Universe: The Stellar Stream Legacy Survey (2104.06071) and Ariel: Enabling Planetary Science Across Light-Years (2104.04824) have dozens or hundreds of coauthors as an Earthuman acumen performs its vital, ordained role of quantifying an Ecosmic breadth and depth.
Spiral of Science and Global Genius sections go on to post papers which about a collective intelligence such as The Network Structure of Scientific Revolutions (2010.08381), Machine Learning Meets Quantum Physics (Springer, 2020), Superminds by Thomas Malone, and The Wisdom of the Network (1805.04766). The April science news cites new properties for subatomic muons (Physics Review Letters, 126/141801) by a large international team. By our natural philoSophia view, why is it that we micro/macro entities are able to do this at all. Might the big idea be that such a self co-creative reality not only requires its own descriptive record, but in some way is trying to pass on its operating (wo)manual, aka genetic endowment, going forward to whomever smartsphere can evolve far enough to figure this out by themselves.
A Knowsphere Occasion In this context and respect, our website endeavor seeks to identify the advent of a collective, accessible, online digital text and analog image worldwise eLibrary of eEarthica. The title word is from Andrew Rifkin, a NY Times environmentalist who coined it in a 2012 note Exploring the Roots of an Emerging-Planet Spanning ‘Mind,’ from an original citation by Pierre Teilhard (Google keywords to retrieve). See also a “Knowsphere Could Solve Climate Problems, Rifkin Argues” posting in regard. Into 2021 we want to call attention to this enveloping Q & A cerebral capacity, aka global brain, with its own limitless memory store. (How many moons does Neptune have? = 14.=) As elections ever split in half, nations hack and attack, how might such a present EarthWise smartsphere be admitted and availed so as to dispense revolutionary, palliative solutions?
Chapter III. Ecosmos: A Revolutionary Organic Habitable UniVerse
From our late spherical vantage, the 20th century could be viewed as an exploratory, theoretic, and experimental quantification of dual atomic depth and cosmic breadth infinities, which have lately joined facets and forces as a quantum cosmology. The past 20 years could then be seen as a realization of an actual third infinity of its animate, bioplanet essence and evolutionary life-bearing connectomic course. This achievement is much due to a vivifying, integral network reconnection of all the separate object pieces. Thus a grand reunification into an evident natural self-organizing ecosmic genesis is proceeding to be fleshed out. Altogether a global collective intelligence becomes able to self-reveal, discover, and selectively choose. We next post a survey of prime advances and vistas.
Moon to Multiverse Into the 2020s, Earthomo sapiens will mark some 400 years since Galileo’s first 1620’s telescope. In his day, the Copernican heliocentric view was hardly known and in dispute. Circa 1900, our solar system remained at the center of a starry cosmos. Galaxies were not observed until the 1930s, a point of singular origin by 1965. Theoretical thought about other universes began in the 1990s, see ExoUniverse Studies. Today, maybe as a global Galileo (also a Gloria), our long quest to explore and figure out has become a worldwise collaboration. Some four centuries later, our environmental vista has expanded to myriad unitary, variant exo-cosmoses.
And to reflect, how fantastic is it that we incipient, curious Earthlings in a few years and decades can be able to explore and learn such atomic and astronomic infinities? A typical paper could be Galactic Orbital Effects on Pulsar Timing (arXiv:2103.q5314). Who are we all to explore and quantify such reaches? What could be a reason and purpose for this inherent ordained ability ever be? In some sense, individual persons in community can gain a second identity as functional, intelligent agencies of an ecosmic self-description, literary decipherment, decisive affirmation and celestial destiny. In this 2021 view, a whole uniVerse can be newly understood to have a distinct, overall identity.
As we continue to scan and report what a worldwise Learning Planet may be coming upon, a certain panorama whence microcosmic Earthlings indeed have a central relevance to a genesis macrocosm continues to gain evident validity. An April arXiv eprint paper, The Edges of the Universe by Toby Ord (2104.01191), is an example of collaborative human abilities which can quantify and describe this entire trillion galaxy expanse. Why then can a minute sentient ovoglobe be able to achieve such infinite knowledge? Another entry, The Autodidactic Universe (2104.03902) with Lee Smolin as lead theorist, considers a (e)cosmic creativity which seems engaged in its own self-education, description and informative revelation.
A Profusion of Planets: A premier 21st century astronomic finding and ecosmic addition is a natural propensity to form all various manner of orbital objects in incubator-like solar systems. A middle, conducive area may then form a habitable band wherein Gaian biospheric candidates can give rise over eons and eras to life, mind, persons, and symbiotic familial unities potentially on the way to a planetary progeny. See III. I: ExoPlanets, Solar Systems, Habitable Zones, Biosignature Census for reports about this discovery especially into 2010s.
An Organic Ecosmos: Rather than a sterile, particulate dross, material substance has now become well quantified and understood to possess an inherent self-organizing, complex, replicative, networked fertility. By these composite findings, natural matter appears to be suffused by animate propensities so that living systems seem to be contained within its essence as if a rose in a seed and a robin in an egg. Over billion year time spans, an intrinsic development proceeds to form intricate and appropriate biochemical precursors for life’s evolutionary quickening emergence on its transitional way to an observant sapience. One might qualify all the way from microbes to a metropolis, as Geoffrey West’s Scale 2017 book advises.
A further perception and benefit may accrue. It has been noted, maybe akin to how Gaian life sustaining forces have taken hold on our Earth (see above), with life so deeply written into the operative (physical, intelligent) equations, the same phenomenal process may be unfolding even on a universal scale, see e.g., Caleb Scharf’s 2016 paper herein. That is to say, might we be coming upon a vital reality as far from an old mechanical morbidity as it could be? For this reason, an Ecosmos identity is suggested to convey its dynamic ecological nature. Please see Chapter III. H: An Astrochemistry to Astrobiological Fertility and throughout for many references.
Earth Alive: A Bio-Eco-Ovo Sphere Sustains Her/His Self This title section (III. A. 2) conveys how our home planetary abide his gained these special, unique vital qualities. The Gaia self-regulating model from James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis has now been well quantified as the global systems science paradigm. But the point we want to make is that, akin to a phenomenal Ecosmos, an Earth candidate such as our own can also be appreciated to have a distinct, significant identity. In April 2021 as climate mitigation becomes a prime public concern, our unified wumankinder contribution would be to commence an intentional, respectful, ecological self-stabilization for ages of children to come.
Quantum Organics We coined this phrase to represent an array of radically new 2000 to 2020 worldwise understandings of nature’s basic phenomenal realm, which indeed has been dubbed a “second quantum revolution.” Mostly unawares, this deepest “physical” phase been found to be distinguished by the same complex network dynamic systems as everywhere else. In regard, it is equally treatable by deep neural learning methods, which are leading to many applications. For an example, Oxford University computer scientist Bob Coecke and colleagues are proceeding to study linguistic, compositional, Rosetta-like features, which quite infer an innate textual essence.
An Information Computation Turn Another shift in scientific emphasis, from John Wheeler forward into the 2010s, has been an affirmation, after space-time and matter-energy, of a primary informative, code-like content. Prime volumes noted in this section such as From Matter to Life: Information and Causality edited by Sara Walker, et al and Why Information Grows by Cesar Hidalgo convey this vivifying addition. In further regard, as well known many algorithmic versions, broadly conceived, which allude to natural computations also make insightful contribution to a programmic narrative. This approach can be traced to Gottfried Liebniz and Alan Turing, and lately to Stephen Wolfram, Gregory Chaitin, David Deutsch and Susan Stepney.
Systems Cosmology: Fractal SpaceTimeMatter The realms of “physical” matter across spatial expanses of celestial raiment, along with a temporal vector of their evolution, are now known to display the same nonlinear, self-similar complex organization as everywhere else. When this section was first posted in the early 2000s, only rare, spurious inklings of intrinsic self-similarities and self-organizing topological dynamics could be found. Two decades later, a pervasive structuration and activity has been well quantified across galactic cluster, interstellar medium, stellar coronae and more onto elemental atomic and material phases. The once formless, sterile, forbidding void can presently evince another robust instance of the one, same exemplary code. Here is still another way that an encompassing ecosmos of infinite procreative invariance is gaining its own anatomy and physiology. We next cite another 2021 documentary instance.
De Marzo, Giordano, et al. Zipf’s Law for Cosmic Structures. arXiv:2105:06110. The authors, GDM, Francesco Sylos Labini and Luciano Pietronero, Centro Ricerche Enrico Fermi, Rome, have studied galactic geometries for some two decades. When we posted this section around 2004, only spurious inklings were detectable, but even then an intrinsic harmonic lawfulness appeared to be present. Into the 2020s an independent, constant, fractal self-similarity is now robustly evident, a celestial texture for our edification and continuance.
Universal Evolution: One more recent, relevant aspect needs to be factored in. A certain selective process appears to be in effect even across planetary, solar, galactic, and onto exoCosmos realms, see III. A. 4 Universal Evolution for citations. A generic (computation-like) procedure seems to cast a range of variant candidates which are then subject to external winnowings on an astronomic scale. Broadly conceived, this modus opens to inquiries about what property or quality could appear to be optimally favored. However, a positive 2020s countermand would be the natural presence of a self-making, autopoietic, self-organizing spontaneity so to provide an oriented, informative force. See III.E. 2 An Autocatalytic, Bootstrap EcosmoVerse and throughout.
Chapter IV. Ecosmomics: A Survey of Genomic Complex Network System Sources
After Chapter 3: Ecosmos which enters many overt aspects of a newly evident organic, self-organizing, developmental genesis milieu, this multipart Chapter 4 gathers and reports upon an equally present immaterial, mathematic, code-script generative source. The main extensive text is all about the occasion of novel Complex Network System approaches and schools of study. We follow with further aspects such as Network Physics, algorithmic computation, a literary context, and just now to attain a robust proof of a constant, universal recurrence in kind.
With all this in place, the Our Own HumanVerse Genome Studies section goes on to cite and describe their formative identity as an actual genetic basis for emergent life. Altogether, this central chapter well evinces the intrinsic presence of a natural genetic code. These modules here will go on to report premier 2020 discoveries of its archetypal bigender, familial commonality which, we suggest, can provide the phenomenal, geonome-like guidance going forward that we presently do not have.
An Ecosmomic Code: As a consequent feature, we can now enter a premier realization of our EarthWise comprehension. As the long Chapter IV documents, since the 1990s a new phase of nonlinear complex network sciences, along with algorithmic computation have studied and confirmed the presence of an independent mathematic, generative domain which infuses and informs akin to genotype and phenotype. While early work was spread over many facets, the original incentive (as through history) was to uncover one, inscribed source in similar, exemplary effect at each and every stage and instance. As these efforts have clarified and converged into the later 2010s to an integral synthesis, this informative basis has arrived at a genomic context, whose essential qualities we survey next.
Azpeitia, Eugenio, et al. Cauliflower Fractal Forms Arise from Perturbations of Floral Gene Networks. Science. 373/192, 2021. A cover image entry by a 14 biomathematicians with postings in France, Italy, UK, USA, and Spain which further quantifies nature’s innate iterations as they form and express such vital geometries. Their novel contribution is to associate their artistry with a genetic source.
One Naturome Code with Two Distinctive Phases An abstract phrase for these dynamic agencies has been self-organizing complex adaptive network systems. A salient finding is that they are composed of dual elements or modes with isolate dot, node, entity or connective, edge/link, group aspects. In every quanta to persona to astra realm, this immaterial phase is distinguished by both discrete digital, node, DNA, entity parts and holistic wave, relational, analog, AND, group relations.
Complementarity: A further vital insight is that these particle + wave, node + link, DNA + AND, neuron + axon, member + interaction, masculine + feminine constitute and represent archetypal identities and principles which occur as mutually reciprocal, coincident opposites. (AND = gene regulatory networks)
Triality: We adopt this word for an integral composite which these iconic and biconic interactive pairs proceed to form so as to make up an enclosed, proto-cellular unity. We can now enter particle + wave = Light, node + link = Network, DNA + AND = Genome, right + left hemisphere = Bicameral brain, member + interactivity = Flock, pod, herd, clan, community. This trionic view can convey nature’s proclivity for diverse but beneficial joinings, aka creative union, at each place and time. This beneficial quality is becoming known as an evolutionary “symbiogenesis” (see VI. B. 4, and further herein) in similar effect from starfish colonies to stellar clusterings.
Universality: As the full website expresses, this newly appreciated ecosmomic tripartite code has been found to be in manifest, iterative, overt recurrence from a fractal spacescape to bicameral civilizations. Please see Universality Affirmation (search Alexandria 2019) and throughout for much more. Also known as scale invariance, self-similarity, commonality, the occasion is a historic fulfillment of the epic quest to find a wholly consistent sign and image in kind.
An Optimum, Middle Way, Attractor Poise: This dynamic liveliness has lately been found to display a functional tendency to seek and reside at a best balance between distinct but coincident, more or less orderly, incoherent and/or coherent states. This vital preference thus becomes a golden mean “sweet spot” (D. Chialvo) confluence of both “right and left,” stability and change, entity and empathy, which are ultimately gender modes, at the same time. Although not with reference to this scientific basis, a good public expression is Rule Makers, Rule Breakers; How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World by the psychologist Michele Gelfand (search, see also MG articles) whence all manner of societal activities are seen to take on these polar phases and work best at a dynamic balance in between.
A Real Discovery of a Ecosmomic to Geonomic Code After these several affine features, a vital witness can be entered. With a universal, exemplary recurrence in phenomenal evidence from quantum realms to genomes, neural connectomes, metabolomes, animal groupings, literary writings and onto fractal galaxies, a consistent self-similarity becomes quite evident. If each DNA + AND (GRN), node + link, bird + flock complementary correspondence is necessarily akin to its genetic phase, then all other occasions can likewise be appreciated as genomic in natural kind. By virtue of this epic achievement by our Earthuman acumen, we propose that an actual discovery about this fantastic existence might just now be possible, which is wondered about later on.
Chapter V. Systems Evolution: A 21st Century Genesis Synthesis
With a revolutionary organic, procreative ecosmos spacescape and its natural genomic code in place, the outline and essay can move on to life’s consequent developmental evolution on habitable, conducive bioworlds. This present Earth is so far a premier instance for having engendered and brought forth our consummate personsphere sapience as it presently achieves its own, necessary edifying retrospective. A further historic revision can then accrue as this contingent, vicarious, episodic but ultimately oriented course again takes on a guise of an embryonic to a quickening gestation. By virtue of many expansions and added features noted next and in this chapter with 350 entries, a radical genesis evolutionary synthesis, possibly at geonatal term, is here proposed.
Many years have passed since 1859 and the 1950s modern, neoDarwinian version. This Chapter V opens with a litany of some 23 findings, properties, and qualities which altogether flesh out and enlighten the developmental procession. In regard, the most significant contribution is an informative, ecosmomic code script in self-organizing effect everywhere. Other salient features, for example, are a self-similar major transitions scale, cooperative, symbiotic groupings, concerted and mosaic neural ramifications, intelligent, proactive behaviors, a deep, convergent homology (nature repeats the same pattern and processes over and again), which are formed and joined by modular networks, and so on. (In this advance, and in accord with the essay point we are trying to make, might we take license and dub a Charlotte and Charles EarthWin attribution.)
For a certain example, the April 2021 issue of Interface Focus is Interdisciplinary Approaches to Dynamics in Biology so to report how a robust reconception of life’s emergent progress has been attained and quantified by way of the complex network sciences. Via our philoSophia view, papers such as Homology of Process, and Time and Space in Segmentation describe common forms and trends which persist in kind across the long creaturely course (as the whole site attests, from microbes to a metropolis). Going forward we will continue to identify its verification in the composite literature. As we log in, a June 202i issue How does Epigenetics Influences the Course of Evolution appears in the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B (Isaac Newton’s journal from the mid 17th century). We next cite new notice and appreciations of symbiotic unions.
Major Evolutionary Transitions Scale A good instance of an historic paradigm shift ready to happen is when two models coexist side by side. As this section discusses, since its 1995 advent the perception of an episodic, nested repetition of diverse complex wholes within wholes so to form personal beings at each level has become a central tenet. But its teleological cast is at total odds with an aimless mutate and select fixation. But we see in this essay and site how it provides an axial arrangement which seems augured for our late fulfillment
Systems Network Biology and Genetics Since the 2001 human genome sequence, a broad movement has sought to quantify and involve the equally real regulatory and vivifying connectivities between the biomolecular nucleotides. Recent endeavors factor in multiplex network topologies and involve deep neural learning methods. As the 130 sample references convey, an international effort aided by online advances in technique and computation is well on the way to an integral understanding of 3D and 4D organismic epi/genomes and metabolomes.
Deep Homology A salient property, for example, has become known by this title whence many skeletal soma and cerebral capacities can be traced in kind back to their earliest rudimentary occasion, just as an embryo and fetus develops by concerted and mosaic (modular) ramifications from its initial forms. A good example is a constant enhancement of asymmetric bicameral brain asymmetries all the way from first invertebrates through the Metazoan animal kingdoms to our Earthuman selves, as the section (VI. C. 2) documents.
An Evolutionary Intelligence Arise Another appreciation arose in the mid 2010s that life’s central course seems to be defined by complex cerebral anatomies as they become engaged in a cumulative learning process. Due to Richard Watson, Eors Szathmary (also cofounder of the MET scale) and many others, it shifts from a prior emphasis on fossil skeletons to this cognative, behavioral, informative aspect. Another vectorial attribute can thus be traced as a relative accumulated memory may grow, teach and foster a recorded literacy.
Symbiogenesis For our 2021 leading edgy essay, we note that this composite word is increasingly entered in the literature to represent a general triality (see above) whence diverse components (bacteria, starlings, peoples) benefit from mutual aid, sharing, labors, reciprocities so to form a third whole unitary identity (cell, flock, group, community). The nested recurrence of this compartmental tight/loose pattern and process is then found to engender and distinguish all manner of evolutionary progressions and organismic development.
Chapter VI. Earth Life Emergence: Development of Body, Brain, Selves and Societies
With a uniVersal genesis, an ecosmomic bigender code, and an evolutionary gestation now posted, this next extensive chapter aims to fill in a wide array of specific scales and case studies. It opens with A Further Report of Common Principles by way of eclectic examples, since this edition is meant to show how the same complementary and triune format is exemplified and epitomized in each and every phase. Nested Gestation of Communal Creatures then courses through life’s billion year habitations from mineral substrates (R. Hazen) onto appropriate, intricate biochemicals, vast bacterial colonies, resultant eukaryotic cells, myriad fauna and flora, their viable groupings toward mammalian, primate, hominid, onto we human beings and just now an Earthomo issue whom altogether can look back in amazement.
As a thousand annotated references herein convey, an invariant tripartite repetition in kind is necessarily in strong evidence. A Quickening Encephalization and Sensibility next surveys a vectorial increase in cerebral form and cognizance, a constant bicameral brain, how intelligent and resourceful all manner of entities are both individually and in unison, and how organisms proceed evolve rhythmic, effective protolanguages. Indeed, a persistent creaturely endeavor by way of dance and song, prosodic poetry and narrative prose is to gain relative communication abilities and accumulate a store of shared cultural lore. The chapter concludes with An Enhancement of Autonomous Individuality, and Universal Gestation: Phylogeny and Ontogeny. Again, as of course must be the case just as in our own lives, the one same genetic endowment provides its proscriptive self-organization. We cite a typical instance from Dynamic Ecosystems.
Franklin, Oskar, et al. Organizing Principles for Vegetation Dynamics. Nature Plants.
6/5, 2020. We cite this entry by a 29 member international team as a good example of how the 21st century project to detect and quantify common self-organized patterns and processes across natural environs is achieving its grand goal.
Ibarra, Jose, et al. Nurturing Resilient Forest Biodiversity: Nest Webs as Complex Adaptive Systems. Ecology and Society. 25/2, 2020. This contribution by seven ecologists with postings in Chile, Canada, Argentina, Rwanda, and Ecuador including Suzanne Simard could well be seen from our Earthwise vista as an exemplary 21st century fulfillment of a natural genesis ecosmos. From circa 2000 inklings (SFI, John Holland, C. S, Holling (Panarchy), Simon Levin) to these 2020s, the wide and deep discovery of a universal self-organizing process via many diverse, interactive entities is now robustly evident.
Chapter VII. Our Earthuman Moment: An Emergent Evolutionary Transition in Individuality
This late chapter continues the ecosmos familial narrative onto our own historically manifest phenomenon. But everything changes because living, animate materiality finally reaches, attains and bursts into a modicum of its own self-conscious knowing acuity. Its present occurrence as life’s next collective global phase, whereof each nested level repeats the same symbiotic whole essence and personal identity, is arranged into similar people and planet sections. For a new reference, here next is a latest admission and explanation of this beneficial planetary fulfillment in our midst.
Waring, Timothy and Zachary Wood. Long-term Gene-culture Coevolution and the Human Evolutionary Transition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. May 2021. University of Maine sustainability scholars provide a thorough study of how our homocene to anthropocene, local to global, emergence can well be appreciated as a further spherical scale. A bibliography from Alfred Kroeber and Herbert Spencer to current work conveys how such a “superorganic” phase has long been suggested. Herein, a historic passage from genetic to cultural “inheritance,” from genome to memory, is found to be a prime causal rationale. Thus we reach Section 4. Rethinking the Human Evolutionary Transition in Individuality.
Human/Wuman Beings: Integral Microcosmic Persons
This seven module section reports about everyone’s bodily and behavioral formative ontogeny, along with a critically self-organized cerebral cognizance as may go forth in familial, educative and social settings. From there it emphasizes a bigender brain and cognizance and the substantial presence of personal and cosmic consciousness. A prime entry is then Holf the Universe: A Woman’s Wisdome. In the past 2 decades, a revolutionary conception of what constitutes a human body, brain and identity is covered in Our Holosymbiotic Personal Selves. As many references attest, again each instance can now be seen to epitomize epitome of the one ecosmomic code.
In respect, we phenomenal peoples can become gifted with a radical new identity of universal proportions. Persons would no longer just be whom they woke up as, but are infinitely more, so as both Earthling and “Ecosmosling” at once. To follow this, each child, woman and man gains a true microcosmic place and role within in a revolutionary macrocosmic genesis. Into the 21st century and 2020s we can ascend in history from “sinners to winners.” For an example, when a girl and boy goes to school, it can be said that as they learn so does the entire creation. One could go on. Here next are some specific advances.
Systems Neuroscience: Multiplex Networks and Critical Function With some 185 entries, this large component reports how since circa 2010 by way of imaging studies in accord with innovative theories have found that multiplex connectome qualities distinguish both cerebral topologies and cognitive process. In regard, neural networks with nested layers have become a prime example of nature’s universal, genetic-like system. With this facility, neural net methods have fostered an improved brain-based Artificial Intelligence, along with a wide utility to analyze every other genesis phase from quantum to evolutionary to social commerce.
A Complementary Brain and Thought Process In a significant addition, after some half-century of intensive scrutiny our own micro-ecosmic cerebral faculty is now well proven to be distinguished by asymmetric hemispheres with bilateral archetypes of slow/fast, object/image, node/link, entity/empathy (bigender) dynamic cognizance. Writings by the British psychologist Iain McGilchrist are seen to provide a most luminous explanation. See also An Emergent Bicameral Brain for ways that this bionic faculty is rooted in a deep evolutionary continuity.
Conscious Knowledge After many years and centuries of contention, this premier but immaterial quality of our aware, informed existence has now become an amenable subject of scientific investigation and confirmation. Credible integrated Information theories due to Giulio Tononi, Larissa Albantakis, Christof Koch and colleagues, along with Global Workspace models are well quantifying how our personal acumen is a regnant phenomena of an abiding natural consciousness.
Half the Universe: A Woman’s 2020 Wisdome Of crucial significance, this unit contains much evidential documentation that men and women are in actual fact not one and the same, nor have a primary/secondary status. Rather by virtue of especial feminine cognitive abilities and integrative preferences, life’s dual genders may best represent nature’s reciprocal archetypes. Men focus on particulate, nodal things, words without meaning. Women however, whose own left side has access to these details, along with a larger corpus callosum, can then cross-reference to a right holistic mode so as to visualize a meaningful, contextual image. A proper perception of such gender identities is a vital necessity if me + We = US are ever to achieve a just, wumane, sustainable future. But in December 2020, over half the world’s population are ruled by a dozen male dictators from China and Russia (hopefully no longer the USA) to Brazil, the Philippines, Belarus, North Korea and so on.
Our Holosymbiotic Selves Moving on, this module follows with still another indicative occasion of life’s common, ascendant radiation and preference for an integral, symbiotic synthesis so to ever achieve a diverse, entity member and whole composite triality as best for individual sustanencece and survival within a supportive grouping. Finally, Archetypal Psychology refers to a broadly Carl Jungian vista of a mythic, mystic sensitive wisdom whose a once and future guidance is in much need if we are ever to provide a better future for children.
EarthHuman KinderKind: A Personsphere Progeny
This double dignity chapter goes on to likewise consider an array of salient communicative, cultural, local, urban, and onto ethnic, continental, and historic phenomena. Again each area is studied so as to show how it expresses a deeper, independent, universal mathematic (algorithome) source.
A Cultural (Geonome) Code We also cite as Systems Lingusitics because, as noted widely in Iteracy: A Rosetta Ecosmos above, even our very human phase of written and spoken communicative content has been found to strongly exhibit fractal network forms and a self-organized thematic conveyance. Altogether, vitally informative personal and group messaging can be accomplished. Such a constant, manifest occasion further attests to an independent source code which seems genetic in kind. As Earth life may finally flicker into knowing sentience, our social proclivity to make cipher to alphabet markings on papyrus to paper and now through online graphic screens might achieve an ecosmic self-description and realization. We also suggest a Geonomics version for an appropriate, accompanying bigender code so to guide a middle way symbiotic society.
Complex Local to Global Network Biosocieties This is an umbrella section for many exemplary aspects of smaller and larger human habitations. The growing application of nonlinear science to the multi-faceted field of social studies has also led to a notice of a recurrent mathematical basis. Rather than one thing after another sans any deeper context, as surface events surely seem, a global vista can retrospectfully perceive how complex dynamic networked systems likewise self-organize into an exemplary, interactive shaping of groups, assemblies, settlements, villages and cities. A steady, nested scale then ranges from a few members to a metropolis. As introduced in Organic Societies earlier, bounded communities continue to form and evolve toward an organism-like cognitive coherence. As various papers report, political elections, sporting events, social media, financial commerce, to migrations, viral pandemics and even battlefield chaos, can yet be found to exhibit universal patterns and processes.
Planetary Physiosphere: Anatomics, Economics, Urbanomics Our composite societal abidances, especially in metropolitan settings, by way of material circulations, skeletal infrastructure, cognitive cultures and more now appear akin to an anatomy, metabolism and nervous system of a developing organism. As the title cites, into the 21st century human habitations from villages to cities have likewise been described as dynamic exemplars of nature’s complex, fractal, cellular, network self-organization. A consequence is that urban plannings can by guided be and proceed in an organic way, e.g., car arteries, speed limits as blood pressure, and so on, as increasingly underway.
A Complementarity of Civilizations On a planetary scale an appreciation of exemplary Complementary Civilizations, as that section (VII. B. 4) explains, could well serve. Today, news reports about harsh confrontations between the United States and Russia abound, each brandishing (nuclear) weaponry. Similarly a meeting between Chinese and American diplomats is aired as they sit at long, opposite tables as if two sides of a brain. Instead of accord they loudly dispute economic, political, and territorial issues. But if a global view is taken of nature’s genetic reciprocity in manifest effect everywhere, an Earthuman unified abidance is again graced by West and East, North and South hemispheres with their archetypal cultures.
Another benefit would be to recognize that ethnic races such as African and American in such travail, are likewise distinguished by these mutual, distinctive qualities, as II. A. 4: An Ubuntu Universe advises. A new paper, Narratives and Counternarratives on Data Sharing in Africa (arXiv:2103.01168), by Rediet Abede, a Ethiopian-American AI expert at UC Berkeley, and colleagues contends that the Global South that is graced by a different, relational culture than particulate bytes. Their essence is more about integral storytelling, drama rather than data, whereby a prosodic integrity can convey an ethical message. See also Vii. A. 5 Half the Universe: A Woman’s Wisdome for more.
Chapter VIII. Pedia Sapiens: A New Genesis Future
With so many integral aspects being found by our special Earthomo sapience, by turns still another audacious feature can and need be identified and factored in, as several. PediaPedia sections document. The overall uniVerse (how once more amazing that we beings can imagine such things in the morning) could altogether be seen as some manner of a generative, informed self-auto-creative activity which is meant to pass on to whomever optimum, fittest planetary progeny can attain this by their own aware initiative. Into the 2020s we Earthlings, truly thinking as a planet, have gained unlimited mind over matter and energy capabilities of Ecosmic prowess and potential.
In addition to being able to quantify and learn all about quantum depths and multicosmic reaches universe, many convergent achievements augur for an ordained second “evolitionary” phase. But as a caveat, this does not portend for a technical singularity or AI computer take over. For example, see (materiality) Coming Alive by Philip Ball in Nature Reviews Physics for March 2021. The long, chancy, choosy, insensate travesty could finally end and a new cocreation by the ethical virtue and guidance of its genetic scriptome code. In other words, the world can be changed for the much better if men can ever stop fighting and women’s beneficial, empathic wisdom be allowed to endow children. (As Bishop Curry said at the royal wedding, we need love to succeed fire.) But first we have to deal with an uninformed, patriarchal, nuclear armed, climate stressed terminal state.
A. The Old World: Its Critical Life Support Condition
After this pandemic, mandemic, gundemic year, while an academic segment yet remains silent, a new resolve to face a plethora of crises is hopefully being called for and getting underway. A “let’s start all over the right way” movement is welling by virtue of a latent multi-gender, ethnic, indigenous, person/planet inclusiveness. We are not doomed as a current book title claims. By our own motive initiative we can individualy and altogether admit, recognize and mitigate climate change, end viral pestilence, foster a viable ecovilage future and more, for which better day this website offers resources.
When this section was first posted in the early 2000s, it cited a litany such as climate extremes, militarism, bogus wars, resource usage, plastics waste, energy excesses, economic corruption. Some two decades later, these perils and more have grown worse and put us in a terminal biospheric life-support condition. If not enough, a dozen or so authoritarian, barbaric, deranged dictators now rule more than half the world’s population. Current works such as The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells and Falter by Bill McKibben sound alarms, but see Elizabeth Kolbert’s Under a White Sky (February 2021) for pathways forward.
B. A New CoCreation: A Singular Wumane Evolitionary Advance
At a geonatal moment, as peoples become critically beset by pandemic, mandemic, gundemic and other perils, along with erratic weather extremes this dark to light age section opens herein with a brief survey and reference of open creative frontiers as they beckon. It then reports upon evidential signs of a novel participatory (biteracy to Iteracy) capacities of material, biological, social protocellular, and onto celestial ascendancies.
Mind Over Matter: Quantum, Atomic, Chemical Connectomics In the past years a strong global capability has been achieved by which to delve deeply into and wholly quantify any substantial title domain. Again by new instruments, computer prowess, better theories, collaboritive teams and more, an open frontier invites we curious, awesome Earthlings to begin a new evolutionary phase. This module conveys how heretofore “inorganic” phases have lately become increasingly animate, fertile, and arable. By a PhiloSophia view, what a fantastic scenario is just now revealing itself whence a valiant worldwise species on a fittest ovoworld might take up and over, as intended it seems, a second cocreative singularity.
Second Genesis: Emergent LifeKinder Proceeds to an Aware BioGenetic Phase While Mind/Matter above was about a conducive substantiality, this entry reviews how our Earthomo sapience is achieving similar insights and abilities to totally revise and recreate life’s arduous trial and error evolution in a medically guided and ethically respectful way. As the references report, all manner of genomic, cellular, metabolic, network anatomy and physiology can be healed and enhanced. A major breakthrough since 2012 is the editing ease of CRISPR genetics, which is daily roving its worth from hereditary to agriculture benefits. Indeed new ways to expand and rewrite nature’s genomic code might be seen as passing on this generative source to our Earthwise continuance.
Sustainable Ecovillages Moving on up, a naturome guide can advise a better, viable, cooperative way to live altogether in the world. As life began by way of whole protocellular vesicles, so this time an apt phase of lively abidance might be social protocells of nominally 100 members of all walks and ages, please see VIII. B. 4 Sustainable Ecovillages. Such a successful community has flourished for over 20 years in close by Amherst, MA. With a reduced economic burden, many folks work a few days a week or less so are freed up to get a life. No one directs or manages since everybody helps each other in a self-organizing way. Here is a good instance of “creative union,” also an ubuntu (I am because We are) equity, whereby a supportive group proceeds to empower and liberate. This novel animation could extend on with nested local, bioregion, continental, and biospheric networks so to form a healthy and hale continental and global personage. Here is the crucial shift from nuclear nations to an EarthKinder identity as planetary patriots.
A Organic Reciprocal Genocracy At this point, we consider some ways that these natural findings due to our learned Earthkinder could be availed to resolve everyday world (misinformed) political, military, social and cultural crises. I write in spring 2021 in the USA when right red and left blue factions are gridlocked in oppositional, defiant behaviors. We ought to ask why elections always divide in half. Within a Natural Genesis, an organic, bigender complementarity could well serve to heal and resolve public affairs. That is to say, can it ever dawn that bipolar Republicans and Democrats represent archetypal halves of a whole familial populace. Might a new name as a "femocracy" be appropriate? It could be as simple as me + We = US (United States) by which to achieve a bicameral, conserve and create, warrior and worrier, past/future viable polity so to provide a peaceable sustainability good the children.
A Viable Gaiasphere: Planetary Patriots and Matriots After the whole resource site, this consummate section concerns how we peoples might altogether gain a sufficient understanding and motivation so as to heal, mitigate, sustain, and foster our rarest, great Earth bioabide. Herein we seek to report and document many ways that a worldwise cocreative, encoded genesis found by our Earthomo sapience could inform, inspire and guide a viable super-organic, entity/Earthling resolve. Along with ending the viral pandemic, it is said we need to embark upon to similarly vigorous scientific and public mission to admit and stabilize climate impacts. (And one ought to include a national barbaric male militarism.) In accord with Earthropic Principle next, a common initiative so to become a rare, fittest ecosmic center of future genesis ought to commence.
C. An Earthropic Principle: Novel Evidence for a Special Planet
D. EarthOva 2021: An Ecosmocene Destiny
As these final Pedia Sapiens website sections enter, an unexpected turn of events and resolve could begin to imply a point and purpose with regard to our Earthuman participation. Within our revolutionary ecosmic theme, a prior, spatial (Ptolemaic, single sleep) model cites a “Copernican mediocracy” whereof this Earth, or any planet, does not have any unique place in its pointless sterility. But if a phenomenla genesis uniVerse can be newly understood as a reproductive procreation, a grand alternative may be in our sapiensphere midst. Life’s evolutionary emergence seems to be the result of and facilitated by a rarest, good fortune confluence of many astrological to solar-bioplanetary check-points, which are here given an extensive topical review and documentation. Might our minute, fraught bioworld, at once so beset and so precious, yet be one in some quintillion candidates which is able to reach this relative geonativity moment? An encompassing reality and presence may just now gain such an explanatory narrative. In regard, here could accrue a grand opportunity and challenge to be the fittest, optimum Greatest Earth, if we peoples especially men) can altogether come to our senses in time.
An EarthWise Decipherment of One Bigender, Familial Code
I began this essay in early 2020, and the Natural Genesis discovery and documentary project around 1970. It is here respectfully posted as our EarthWise achievement of the “second book” of a genesis uniVerse cocreation, written in a genetic code. As homo sapience stirred into mystical, shamanic, mythic, animist, metaphysical sensibilities, peoples sought to gain some viable awarenes of this awesome and awful worldly and starry abide. A steady theme distinguished this quest to an extent that this existence came with an innate, bigender code by which it could be known. As a consequence, an enscripted life force was seen to be in visible, revelatory effect at every scale and occasion.
Both Eastern and Western realms proceeded to distill this view into a common sentence: One (individual), Two (couple), Three (family) is an essential version. Yin and Yang within a whole Tao is an iconic image. A fourth “Many” was added to convey its infinite repetition in kind (search Raphael Patai and Xiaojun Duan). Fast forward to our new personsphere millenium, we refer the Chapter IV review above for a capsule. Into these Earthuman worldwise 2020s, a constant, exemplary recurrence from quantum phases to genomes, neural connectomes, protein metabolomes, animal groupings, literary writings and onto fractal galaxies is well filled in and robustly proven. This grand universality (search France Cordoba) is then the evidential basis of The Book of Naturome, see next section.
A 2020s CoCreativity, Ecosmome to Geonome, EarthVersion
We can again turn to and quite expand the Participatory UniVersion theme noted earlier. An EarthWise narrative storyline has by now traced a fertile animate milieu, a familial, bigender code, prolific habitable bioworlds, life’s evolution as a developmental gestation, its present emergent personshpere progeny, sapiensphere knowledge and potentially onto a new intentional, sustainable futurity. To stay with this phenomenal panorama, it seems that Earthuman-like peoples are made and meant to be able to discover and altogether gain a conceptual understanding about the whole procreative spacescape. By these lights a novel genesis ecosmos appears to require its own internal description, informational repository, genetic literacy, recorded registration, self-recognition of both uniVerse and human/Wuman and ultimate personified realization so as to come into full, manifest existence.
In further respect, the stellar, galactic, ecosmic and multiversal expanse appears to require a fittest, optimum candidate whose intelligent species, by virtue of their own initiative, can observe, decipher, affirm, self-select, take up and begin a second PediaVerse genesis. It may necessarily be the case that whichever “EarthMost” candidate is capable of evolving and developing to this far occasion then needs to accomplish all this by their own volitional initiative. And even farther afield, within a conceptual multitude of universes composed of all possible parameters and variants, a “greatest Earth” might aspire to even achieve a self-chosen ecosmos.
A Family Ecosmos Procreativity
And at last, we attempt to imagine and consider an apparent meaningful significance to all these relative abstractions. As long foreseen, a deep, inherent uniVerse to humanVerse correspondence, often as parents to children, can actually be qualified and confirmed. By turns, an “anthropocosmic” model (Chap. II) might be appreciated as a luminous Earthropo to Ecosmic version. A code-script, DNA/AND, bigender complementarity and whole familial triality has in fact been found to suffuse and prescribe every stage and instance. A “pregnant” cosmos (Christian De Duve), an ovular Earth, and life’s sequential, quickening gestation at its parturient moment can well imply a maternal/paternal to son/daughter genetic endowment. So in this regard, a daunting planetary and celestial surround over the ages and eons may yet finally reveal an unexpected familial identity and explanation.
Into mid 2021, we respectfully offer this website work-in-process as a worldwide annotated bibliography and anthology resource. Our essay title proposes the timely occurrence of The Book of a Genesis UniVerse CoCreation: A 2020 EarthWise Edition with a Natural Code. In 1981 I wrote a pamphlet entitled The New Book of Nature because such inklings were beginning to take its animate shape and numinous promise even then. When I spoke at Palacky University in the Czech Republic in 2005 (see home page), the introducer said that my presentation will be about “the book of nature.” So after all these years, for the many reasons cited herein, maybe its beneficial advent and guidance, when needed most, can at last be opened and legible. Thank you, dear reader, for your patience and persistence.