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The Spirit in Human Evolution - Waldorf Research Institute

The Spirit in Human Evolution - Waldorf Research Institute

The Spirit in Human Evolution - Waldorf Research

The S pirit in Human Evolution M a r t y n R a w s o n

  • Page 3 and 4: The Spirit in Human Evolution by Ma
  • Page 5: Table of Contents Foreword . . . .
  • Page 8 and 9: 8 Indeed, given my approach, it wou
  • Page 11 and 12: Introduction The topic of human evo
  • Page 13 and 14: Spiritual Selection There is an alt
  • Page 15 and 16: nature itself has outgrown the real
  • Page 17 and 18: Spiritual Science Steiner called hi
  • Page 19: And yet the passion that characteri
  • Page 22 and 23: the challenges they pose for us. On
  • Page 24 and 25: Knowledge and the Will to Help One
  • Page 26 and 27: Recognizing the Other We awaken to
  • Page 28 and 29: 28 a topic I shall be exploring lat
  • Page 30 and 31: At the risk of oversimplifying, we
  • Page 32 and 33: theories; one that supports itself
  • Page 34 and 35: egretfully, decline. “I differ gr
  • Page 37 and 38: Chapter 2 Contextual Thinking versu
  • Page 39 and 40: weakened, fragmented and the worldv
  • Page 41 and 42: is presented to account for a pheno
  • Page 43 and 44: An Analogy about Health I would say
  • Page 45 and 46: of neurons in the brain to the macr
  • Page 47 and 48: That such directing forces are not
  • Page 49 and 50: The favored level for holding back
  • Page 51 and 52: This developmental approach envisag
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    If it was a general rule that speci

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    It is likely that changes in brain

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    ecome self-aware. The most remarkab

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    changes, this alters an animal’s

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    ehaving in new ways and these new w

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    In my experience, however, one esse

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    individuals driven by the universal

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    Chapter 3 Anthroposophical Anthropo

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    the various modes of human activity

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    eproduction and the pattern of the

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    since Lynn Margulis’ pioneering w

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    main organ systems such as hormone

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    4. We cannot know because our brain

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    sophical answer would be, Yes, we s

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    Something has to do the feeling. So

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    activities of thought, feeling and

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    the soul is intermediary between th

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    tangible form it expresses itself i

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    as a member of a naturally given to

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    “anthroposophy,” a step he took

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    the rest of creation. This power co

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    hundreds of thousands and now get t

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    Fig 4.2 Diagram showing the assumed

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    The biggest puzzle of all, however,

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    Professor Bernard Wood of George Wa

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    Fig 4.4 A cladogram showing the ass

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    Uprightness as a Problem For many y

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    108 Fig 4.6 The Anatomy of Uprightn

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    food resource would provide the sel

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    its South African cousins Africanus

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    One can sometimes observe children

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    and never have straight legs and th

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    possible that uprightness may have

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    120 ago on the basis of fossil frag

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    Whatever the meaning of such social

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    The sheer diversity and not least t

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    Many of these differences were regi

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    Footprints in the Ashes of Time It

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    describes the gracile Homo habilis

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    arely show signs of having been fur

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    Characteristic of the Olduway level

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    Stones or Bones? Reading the litera

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    In the absence of archaeological ev

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    mean body mass. In comparing specie

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    causal links have been suggested, b

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    with erectus, to have even larger b

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    and brain structure. Throughout hom

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    Different Ways of Dealing with Babi

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    the heart-valve with the first rush

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    level can have major consequences i

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    itself in shifts in the pattern and

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    Fig 5.9 Changing shape of Neanderth

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    Fig. 5.11 The motif of uprightness

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    the child. As the child grows up, t

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    The various retardation effects tog

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    Comparing Primate Life Histories If

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    Chimps after the Fall It is fundame

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    None of them, however, retains thes

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    would have been apt. Fossil hunters

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    and through its human plant pot, sh

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    Until recently it had been assumed

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    On the other hand, a number of scie

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    Good Tools Having sharp tools capab

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    The Arrival of the Midwife From the

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    evidence and not succumb to project

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    was taken along and kindled to make

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    Fig 6.7 Acheulean and developed Old

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    As John Gowlett put it in an essay

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    completeness of a biface. Just as t

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    ias towards a particular kind of be

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    salt-pans of Lake Eyre, you would e

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    a source of meaning and a basis for

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    Language Perception The limit on ou

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    200 the hive gives detailed informa

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    Bonobos are a very rare species of

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    Language, the Breakthrough Taking i

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    phylogeny of our species language d

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    anatomical description of the fossi

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    hominid species. This loss of speci

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    212

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    The above chart summarizes an overv

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    of humanity itself. The general con

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    Fig 7.4 Typical Mousterian tools (a

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    Too Many Types Recent work has chan

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    of the spirit. But how did that spi

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    camps of very brief duration, leavi

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    land masses, and even continents, n

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    Towards the end of this phase it is

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    A Powerful Rhythmic System Perhaps

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    of herbivores, horse, bison, mammot

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    which of these was the case it is n

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    236 Fig 7.10 A map showing the exte

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    238

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    The majority view these days favors

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    the phrase African Eve to represent

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    to the usual evolutionary pattern o

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    have brown skin which possesses the

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    We Are All African, from Our Origin

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    pronounced juvenilization process s

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    On the basis of this fossil evidenc

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    overwhelmingly monotonous picture o

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    title “sapiens” (wise) but with

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    Fig 8.10 Picture showing the so-cal

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    possible caveats, these figures (fo

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    Art, Ornament and Ritual as a Searc

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    extensive since the earliest of tim

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    Making the Invisible Visible Since

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    experience more sense of self. Just

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    Special Places Many locations where

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    A B C D Fig 8.12 Examples of finger

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    Fig 8.14 Some of the mutilated hand

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    of all ages, juveniles and even inf

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    Hereby the mammoth, because of its

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    Fig 8.20 A bison from the Cave of M

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    Fig 8.23 Part of a large wall-relie

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    A B Fig 8.26 Pavlov landscape carve

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    of North Africa are of comparable c

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    Figure 8.31 shows a compilation of

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    290 of paving stone from the floor

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    The images of males or of other “

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    upon the land, “in the senses bot

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    pockets of populations as classic n

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    Strandlopers Kingdon believes that

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    of islands was one of the last plac

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    Recent reports from a major archaeo

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    In a recent article Erik Trinkaus a

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    and soul. We may even no longer thi

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    308

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    anomalous. In fact it appears that

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    iface: another name for handaxe; a

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    knuckle-walking: method of walking

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    postcranium/postcranial: skeleton e

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    Lewin, R., 1990, Bones of Contentio

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    Rose, S., 1997, Lifelines: Biology,

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    As a Waldorf teacher Martyn recogni

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