I. A Natural Genesis 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.
A. Homo to Anthropo Sapiens: Historic Prescience
As our homo to anthropo to cosmo sapience reaches its 2020 vista and vantage, it serves to take a retrospective surmise. As Jessica Riskin (2016) recounts, the majority Western scientific view held to a mechanistic, sterile, pointless model, while a persistent minority continued to avow an organic, fertile essence. An alternative (Eastern) Russian cosmology described by George Young (2012) saw human beings are written in and intended to take up and carry out future creation. But it is important to observe (see Riskin, and Grayling 2019) that everyone involved over the whole span was a man, male in gender. Thus science and philosophy has had a reductive, particulate scheme, lately come to utter naught (B. Greene 2020, Y. Harari, 2019, et al). So a salient feature becomes evident, that of its gender imbalance. At this outset, our resource website tries to report and document a revolutionary WomanWise vision of a natural genesis.
2020: As Jessica Riskin’s excellent history recounts, this long scientific project could well be viewed as an interplay between a mainstream barren, mechanical model and a persistent minority organic essence. But we went to the book’s index only to find some 700 male names over two millennia and just 5 women. Today, as the pointless accident scheme reigns, a revolutionary, wumanwise, life affirming actuality needs to be brought into salutary awareness.
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Ekeland, Ivar. The Best of All Possible Worlds: Mathematics and Destiny. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Kak, Subhash. Indian Physics: Outline of Early History. arXiv:physics/0310001.
Kreps, David. Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Popov, Igor. Orthogenesis versus Darwinism. International: Springer, 2018.
Riskin, Jessica. The Restless Clock. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Sarasohn, Lisa. The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Stott, Rebecca. Darwin’s Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2012.
Wagner, Roger and Andrew Briggs. The Penultimate Curiosity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Young, George. The Russian Cosmists. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
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B. An Earthuman Sapiensphere: A 21st Century Revolutionary Discovery
2020: By way of these worldwise multiplex factors, an epochal, a triple Ecosmos, EarthOva and Earthuman revision about the phenomenal nature of an actual ecosmic genesis uniVerse, along with this precious Earthly abide, and our microcosmic human/wuman selves in community may just coming to fruition in our midst. But an historic impediment remains because any such considerations are blocked by a vested, Ptolemaic, male, left brain mindset which is cognitively unable to imagine and allow an extant procreative reality with an independent existence and developmental course.
To wit, as the whole Natural Genesis content seeks to identify, report and support, the olden sterile, particulate, materialist, mindless, mechanical, accident scheme is quite being set aside for an actual lively (feminine), genetically encoded, familial reproductive procreativity. And as the ultimate Earthropic Principle and EarthOva 2021 sections (VIII. C., D) express, by way of life’s processional, quickening emergence to a super-human global acumen and knowledge, a especial Gaia alive distinction can well regain a significant central place, role and destiny.
And for a traditional reference, we cite a Chinese “anthropocosmic” wisdom which taught a triune unity of “heaven, Earth and humanity” (Tu Weiming). At this advent moment of an historic dispensation, an expansive, esteemed appreciation of individual persons can likewise accrue. If we peoples can be newly understood as (fractal) self-similar micro-universes (personVerse) with all that may imply, anoint and empower, human beings are not sinners, rather we can one and all aspire to be Winners. If men can ever stop fighting, if a vital Gaian ecological sustainability replace, we might altogether begin a new complementary, bigender cocreation for all the children’s sake.
Arthur, Wallace. Life through Time and Space. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.
Cockell, Charles. The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution. New York: Basic Books, 2018.
Conway Morris, Simon. The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2015.
Davies, Paul. The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information are Solving the Mystery of Life. London: Allen Lane, 2019.
Gould, Roy. Universe in Creation: A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018
Grinspoon, David. Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
Lovelock, James. Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019.
Nicolelis, Miguel. The True Creator of Everything. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.
Smith, Eric and Harold Morowitz. The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Volk, Tyler. Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.
West, Geoffrey. Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability and the Pace of Life. New York: Penguin, 2017.
Wilson, David Sloan. This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution. New York: Pantheon, 2019.
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