Social Evolution


Transgenerational Evolution

The objective of the research on transgenerational evolution was to find the drivers of evolution and involution of people in their environments and discover the multiple pathways evolution opens for those who are involved in it.

Generational Evolution

Cultural changes occur along multiple generations and are catalyzed by technological changes. The discovery of fire, the wheel and gunpowder are examples of how cultural change is driven and catalyzed by technologies. 

These changes begin being operational and end being part of the collective intelligence of the culture. Therefore, the introduction of structural changes in cultures requires, necessarily, having a transgenerational approach to evolution. 

What became evident clear is that there exist no families that evolve and other families that involve. Different members of a new generation adopt different role towards evolution which defines their own evolution and influences the evolution of the family as a group.

Adolescence establishes a branch in evolution. This branch opens multiple structural alternatives that, on the surface, have infinite operational alternatives.

But there are two possible dominant evolutionary roles:

  1. The Adaptive role, that is driven by the need of personal freedom
  2. The Over-adaptive role, that is driven by the need of personal security

The adoption of one of them depends on the collective intelligence of the environment of individuals at the time of their adolescent rebellion and on their capacity to deal with the external influences. The knowledge of these roles allows catalyzing the adoption of adaptive roles and thus fostering the evolution of people and their environments.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed.

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The Unicist Sporting Spirit Catalyzes Evolution

The empowerment of the sporting spirit of a society is the driver of transgenerational evolution. It inhibits paternalism because it is centered on the actions of people. Sporting spirit is integrated by the spirit de corps, the spirit of self-criticism and the competitive spirit.

The “sporting spirit” of an individual empowers the spirit de corps and establishes an attitude towards action and conflict management, where the greater good provides a framework that ensures the functionality of actions.

The generational evolution can be influenced by introducing the sporting spirit in children and adolescents introducing some concepts that need to be accepted:

  1. “Today better than yesterday” is not an anarchic approach, it is an evolutionary approach.
  2. Learning from mistakes is basic in life. It requires using self-criticism.
  3. Self-criticism is not a critic exerted on oneself. It is the decision of improving what one is doing without needing that things fail to learn.
  4. Competing with the preceding generations is basic to generate evolution. But the competition has to occur in the real world, not in the hypothetical world of ideas.
  5. Creativity is based on knowledge, imagination is endless.

Adopting a sporting spirit in life is what drives the evolution of individuals and foster the evolution of the environment. It drives people towards an autonomous role that allows true participation and the building of synergy.

Sporting spirit requires sharing a greater good that drives the actions in an environment and provides a sense of belonging. It also requires to be motivated by what is being done. It sustains authoritative roles but leaves no room for paternalism and clientelism.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed.

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Unicist Anthropology: functionality of taboos in societies

Introduction

Unicist anthropology is the description of human social behavior and evolution based on the implicit rules of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that rule human social action.

Unicist anthropology describes the unicist ontology of human social behavior. Social behavior establishes the context of individual behavior. Therefore it limits it, catalyzes and inhibits actions and works as a dominant gravitational force in social behavior.

About Taboos

Social TabooThe purpose of a taboo is to avoid destruction. Those who do not respect the taboos of a culture endanger the cultural survival, growth or identity. Therefore disregarding the taboos produces self-destruction and/or destruction.

Functionally, taboos provide a secure social environment to allow and foster actions and a secure individual environment to avoid uncertainty.

The paradox is that evolving cultures respect the taboos that are usually implicit in their protocols or rituals to prepare actions while involving cultures do not respect them.

Action requires preexisting protocols that are strictly respected in evolving cultures.

Involving cultures, on the other hand, lack protocols or generate protocols that produce fallacious myths. This means that the protocols disregard the taboos and foster non acceptable actions that degrade the culture.

At an essential operational level, the functionality of taboos requires the integration of the structuring of a secure social and individual environment based on extremely strict rules with a punishment system that includes both social and self-inflicted punishment.

Operationally, the four structural segments of taboos can be described as follows.

Surviving taboos

Surviving taboos are the ones that ensure the survival of a culture. The survival of a culture requires that all members share the fallacious myths that are installed.

Fallacious myths are apparently dysfunctional myths based on fallacies and unreachable utopias that cover the weaknesses a culture cannot deal with.

Surviving taboos avoid that cultures discuss the functionality of their extreme weaknesses. An example of surviving taboos is a culture where people usually express half of the truth.

The other half of the truth is not said generating a polemic on truth that fulfills the self-esteem of the participants. The whole truth is unbearable and those who express it are eliminated.

Conservative taboos

Conservative taboos are the explicit and implicit prohibition of dealing with aspects that might change the status quo. Conservative taboos are implicit in cultures that cannot deal with change.

Dependant cultures need to be conservative because they cannot change due to the fact that they depend on being dependant.

When a culture is dependant it has to be rigid and conservative in order to be reliable to the one it depends on.

In aligned cultures the need for conservation is installed and establishes rules that follow after the dependence has been broken. Conservative taboos imply dependence.

Cohabitation taboos

Every culture has its cohabitation taboos. There are cultures where sex, races, politics and religions cannot be discussed in social meetings.

On the other hand, there are cultures where the discussion of politics is part of their social rituals. This implies that every culture establishes the cohabitation taboos that are functional to its archetypes.

The archetype of a culture requires that some aspects, those who cover unbearable facts, cannot be discussed. This has to be strictly respected because it is part of the culture’s success.

Evolution taboos

Evolution implies paying prices in the social field. These prices necessarily affect people. Evolution taboos imply the avoidance of clarifying the prices a culture is paying for its evolution.

The few, the ones who guide the evolution, know what is happening. But the mass of the society needs to avoid facing the prices and establishes implicit taboos on those aspects that cannot be dealt with.

An evolution taboo implies the “denial” of the fact that evolution necessarily implies that somebody is being left behind. Without these taboos societies could not evolve.

Conclusion

Unicist anthropology approaches human behavior based on its essential drivers which are the taboos of a society that “hide” the expansion and contraction of cultures, the myths that provide the security framework and the utopias that provide the drivers for actions and, therefore, for evolution.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. https://www.unicist-school.org/theoryofevolution/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/turi.pdf

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Evolution: The power of a Nation is in its Archetype

The Power of a Nation provides a gravitational force for its external relations in the public and private fields that defines the level of synergy of the culture and establishes the standard for social, economic and political behaviors in terms of their capacity to influence the environment.

The Power of NationsWe are entering in one of the most obscure aspects of social behavior that deals with the power that cultures have and transfer to their members.

Essentially, the power of a Nation is synthesized in its archetype which has a level of energy that allows the Nation to follow a common goal with a natural path to achieve it.

The first obscure aspect is to accept that different countries have a different level of energy to influence the environment to transform nature for the benefit of their members.

Defining these differences is implicitly the explanation of the different levels of development of countries and explains also why the solution towards a higher level of power to influence the environment has to come from the inside and not from the outside.

This work is the result of more than 30 years of researching and forecasting the evolution of countries until the fundamentals that define the power of Nations were refined and proven that they have no exceptions.

At an operational level statistics is an adequate tool for most of the social researches. At an essential level, when dealing with the world of possibilities, the conclusions are 0 (zero) or 1 (one). No probabilities are admissible.

The power of a Nation is in its Archetype

The archetype of a Nation defines its power. But archetypes evolve, and this evolution occurs driven by the elite of a country. Elites have two roles in a country. On the one hand, they are the representatives of the archetype of the culture and, on the other hand, they are the ones that foster its evolution.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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Envy is the driver of poverty, conflicts and involution

Envy is perhaps the most powerful justifier for human degrading and destroying actions. It is a necessary consequence of inferiority and superiority complexes.

The purpose of envy is to generate pleasure through destruction. It is based on the “greed” individuals feel and is sustained by jealousy driven relationships. The research on the nature of envy used the Buddhist concept as an input.

Envy works at a non-conscious level. The benefit envious people search for is the access to a better place in the world. That is why they destroy by tanking advantage of the envied. When they cannot do it, whatever the reason, they need to deny the envied existence, killing them it by exclusion.

Envy necessarily produces poverty and extreme conflicts (including wars) when the environment resists its degradation or destruction. It is the essential driver of any fundamentalism.

Envy cannot be rationally accepted by the envious. Therefore, it is substituted by the feeling of jealousy or the feeling of injustice and the need of repair.

Over-adapted cultures generate, because of their lack of possibilities to adapt, a context for envy driven actions. In these cultures envy is accepted as a characteristic which is sustained by fallacious myths to avoid its perception.

As it generates involution, the segments of a culture where it is installed as a characteristic are continuously struggling for survival. These contexts suffer cyclical crises that can only be palliated increasing the need for over-adaptive behavior.

Adaptive behavior is the natural context that inhibits the existence of envy.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Human Complexes” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest: 
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Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.
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About cultural stagnation and over-adaptation

Over-adaptation is the less energy consuming attitude of an individual, institution or culture in the environment. It is based on the existence of a comfort zone that is considered safe, on existing abundance or poverty. Comfort stagnates, scarcity fosters evolution.

Over-adapting implies following the explicit and implicit rules of an environment. The submission to the culture and its leaders is the final purpose to be achieved.

As this purpose is basically not ego-fulfilling it needs to be integrated with a dominant and oppositional behavior.

In Over-adaptive cultures dominated-dominant behaviors towards the authoritative or authoritarian roles and the dominant-dominated behaviors towards those who are dependant are considered adequate.

This generates an implicit conflict that becomes extremely dysfunctional and drives the situation towards chaos unless there is an equilibrant that mitigates it.

This homeostatic function, working as the energy conservation function, is given by an oppositional behavior that is developed towards those who are “different”.

Stagnated (over-adaptive) cultures cannot bear people who are different because they implicitly question the roles of over-adaptation.

The book “1984” by George Orwell is an artistic description of over-adaptive, stagnated, cultures.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Institutional and Cultural Stagnation” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest: https://www.unicist-school.org/theoryofevolution/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ontology_stagnant_cultures.pdf

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.
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Fundamentalists live in parallel realities

Fundamentalism is expanding in the world because the successive crises generate the ethical degradation of cultures in order to survive. When survivors feel stagnated, they naturally drive towards fundamentalist behavior.

“Everybody lives in different realities. Vacations, family life, jobs, communitarian activities, are examples of different spheres (realities) in which individuals live.

But they become parallel realities when there is a compulsion to create a separate world to escape, obtain pleasure, patronize or avoid responsibilities in the real world.

Parallel realities are imaginary situations installed beyond the real world that are built upon fallacious beliefs or needs. Fallacies are functional to humans. Individual fallacies reduce personal energy consumption, and fallacious utopias ensure the perception that something useful will be done.

While utopias function as action drivers, fallacious utopias function as empty “action promises”. Fundamentalism, considered as an objective characteristic an individual needs to survive, requires “living” in a parallel world to avoid self-perception.

To build this parallel world individuals use their projection capacity to deposit on the environment what they need to perceive in order to feel comfortable.”

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist-school.org/theoryofevolution/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/turi.pdf

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Ideologies are the restricted context for social evolution

Before the unicist approach, ideologies were considered as the core aspect of the political scenario of a culture that sustained the ethics of the governmental and social actions.

The unicist approach to evolution integrated ideologies both at an individual and social level considering that they might be absolute or functional and that their evolution is driven by technologies. A change of technologies is needed to foster the evolution of ideologies.

“Ideologies are necessary to provide a secure framework of ideas to human beings to deal with their adapting processes to the environment and its changes. Ideologies sustain human actions in the individual and social fields.

Thus, we found two different ideologies that regulate, on the one hand, the individual behavior, and, on the other hand, the social behavior.

The nature of a personal ideology can be described as the integration of the individual’s social ideology and the individual ideology to define the role of the person in the society.

The social ideology is the mask that covers the inaccessible archetype of the culture while the individual ideology is the mask that covers the ethical intelligence of an individual.

Ideologies make the development of individuals’ role in the society possible. Ideologies work as short-cuts, in which the individual has no real awareness of his own archetype or of his individual predominant type of ethics. Therefore, when the functionality of ideologies is replaced by absolute ideologies, this frequently drives to self-fulfilling prophesy.”

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Unicist Future Research: The Archetype of China

We invite you to apprehend the nature of China’s archetype. But consider that it is necessary to avoid comparisons with other cultures.

“The reach of one’s globalization is defined by the limit of the pronoun WE.”

If you are really interested in understanding the Chinese archetype we recommend listening to the lecture you find at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mRlgQKWlnQ

We strongly recommend “reading between lines” to apprehend the fundamentals of the culture. Access the information on the unicist ontology of economic behavior at: https://www.unicist-school.org/theoryofevolution/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ontology_economy_en.pdf

Only if the culture is within the limits of your “WE” you will be able to perceive aspects of the Chinese archetype.

Next week you will have access to the essential aspects of China’s culture on this blog.

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Peter Belohlavek

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Launching of Free book: Unicist Theory of Evolution for All

On April 13, 2010 the e-book “Unicist Theory of Evolution for all” by Peter Belohlavek will be presented with its applicative researches worldwide.

Peter Belohlavek was asked repeatedly in the last 30 years to publish a simple book that allowed the general public to take advantage of the unicist object driven strategies that resulted from the application of his theory in order to simplify their personal life.

Finally, at the beginning of this year, he accepted.

So we are pleased to inform you that on April 13 this one of a kind e-book will be available.

Please select your language and register now to receive a free access on April 14, 2010.

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