This 2700 word essay presents a natural hypothesis addressing the question: Why is our current Lebenswelt not the same as the Lebenswelt that we evolved in? More
This essay presents the natural hypothesis at the heart of the ground-breaking fiction: An Archaeology of the Fall. The question is: Why civilization? The answer relies on the idea of natural signs (proposed by Charles Peirce), the evolution of talk (not the same as the evolution of language), the geo-history of the Persian Gulf (at the start of the current interglacial), the concepts of constrained and unconstrained social complexity and observations in archaeology. The oldest written myths of ancient civilizations point to a transition from one life world (Lebenswelt) to another. Descriptions of human evolution cannot be considered complete without this hypothesis of the first singularity.
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These essays set ideas from the masterwork, An Archaeology of the Fall, as gems in an alternate metal. These crystallizations encourage the wary reader to gaze upon a work that opens like a lockbox of riches. The First Singularity and its Fairy Tale Trace lays out the central hypothesis, simply and boldly. Comments on Original Sin and Original Death, Romans 5:12-19, skewers the hypothesis right onto the pen of Paul. Theologians may laugh, but hey, how many scientific hypotheses have caused a re-imagining of the Bible? And this one is a dazzling. If the First Singularity points to the stories of Adam and Eve, and visa versa, then the scholar has brought out of his treasure something old and something new. Behold! Evolution comes with a twist. For more works on the complementarity between the first singularity and original sin, see the series, Reverberations of the Fall.