Science, the Deep Past, and the Political
Social Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 196-208
Received: Sep. 12, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 26, 2017; Published: Dec. 18, 2017
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Lowell Gustafson, Department of Political Science, Villanova University, Villanova, Philadelphia, USA
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Evidence from the natural sciences substantiate a narrative of the cosmos, earth, life, and humanity. Great amounts of matter do not become more complex and there is a highly uneven process of increasing complexity only where there are increasing energy flows. The pace of emergent complexity in pockets increases with the development of self-consciousness and social organization. This account influences the framing of key political issues such as identity, race and ethnicity, gender, globalization, and environmentalism.
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Big History, Deep Past, Cosmos, Political Anthropology, Anthropocene
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Lowell Gustafson, Science, the Deep Past, and the Political, Social Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 196-208. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20170606.18
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