Re: New book on physical theory of social and biological evolution
30 Dec 94 06:44:24 GMT
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In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Arthur Iberall) writes:
> Note to anyone with scientific-intellectual interests in
> the topic of a physical theory for evolution, both for
> social and biological systems.
> My colleagues and I , Art Iberall, Dave Wilkinson, Doug
> White, have written a book Foundations for Social and
> Biological Evolution, Progress Toward a Physical Theory of
> Civilization and of Speciation.
> In a first half, it traces the diffusion of hunter-gathers
> around the Earth, a theory for subsequent settlement and the
> evolution of civilization, for the past 10,000 years, and
> compares such a physically founded theory with the two main
> social science contenders - ComteUs Positivism, and Marx-
> EngelsU Dialectic Materialism.
> In a second half, it examines the evolution of species
> from both a geophysical and biophysical point of view and
> confronts the problem that while the existence of evolution is
> secure, the current argument of punctuate versus gradual
> evolution requires a theory in which both processes coexist.
> Foundations for such a theory is developed. We also lay a
> rather specific and detailed geophysical basis for EarthUs
> interior convective processes and the hydrological erosion of
> continents which combine to make lifeUs evolution possible.