-The Book That Caused a Scientific Revolution-
"It's better to invert reality than to copy it."-Giuseppe Verdi, 1870.
Is the West today a united or diverse culture? The orthodox position is that whites should be strictly united around the ideal of diversity. The idealistic vision is that whites achieve redemption by angrily rejecting their immoral, fallen history, and lovingly embrace the sunny future of diversity, the rapture. Heaven is Nature and the perfectly loving and diverse future; Hell is the disdainful and divisive past, the old law. Today, ethical and scientific facts that imply hellish disdain, and not love, are experienced as domineering or a "hegemonic discourse" and are worthy of attack: "Subvert the Dominant Paradigm!"
The nineteenth century was united by exalting high culture and distaining nature and diversity. We today have inverted this; we are united by disdain for high culture, and by exalting nature and diversity: so joyful, altruistic feelings exist between those in the group who embrace the new unity and leadership-but they direct antagonism toward outsiders. Today's new unity, as described in HUMAN SIN OR SOCIAL SIN, has inspired most scientists to readopt the theory of group selection for the evolution of altruism.
As Stanford neurologist Robert Sapolsky said, "Cultures magnify the intensity of between-group selection and lessen within-group selection with ethnocentrism, religious intolerance, and race-based politics, and so on... Most in the field now both accept multilevel selection and instances of neo-group selection, especially in humans" (Behave, Penguin, p. 364).
Anthropologist Pascal Boyer referred to, "...the extraordinary developments of biology and congnitive sciences." [and]... "It was only recently that social scienctists realized that these empirical disciplines were all making progress...[and]...promising a vertical integration" (Minds Make Societies, Yale Univ. Press, p. 277).
The following studies support HUMAN SIN OR SOCIAL SIN:
E. O. Wilson, Of Ants and Men (PBS, DVD).
R. Sapolsky, Behave.
S. Bowles, The Cooperative Species (Princeton Univ. Press).
M. Bauerlien, The State of the American Mind.
P. Boyer, Minds Make Societies (Yale Univ. Press).
R. Wrangham, Chimpanzees and Human Evolution (Harvard Univ. Press).
J. Haidt, The Righteous Mind, & The Coddling of the American Mind[The best intro to the model].
"Paul Dachslager has revolutionized our understanding of the political culture and-using evolutionary science-has allowed us to understand in a very clear manner both the social culture of the present and past. He connects the present to the past in a manner that is both new and scientifically rigorous. Politics can now work with facts instead of emotion and intuition. Paul is able to perfectly explain the moral controversies surrounding the Trump presidency.
"These findings on the basic structure of political psychology have been supported by Edward O. Wilson's The Social Conquest of Earth, The Origins of Creativity and Darwin's Bridge, S. Pinker's Enlightenment Now, Bernard Chapais (EBS: 11: 63-82, 2017), and David Buss's The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. I can support that these works reproduce Paul's evolutionary psychology for our political culture. These publications are a form of peer review. The model has been reproduced among African nomads and the newest findings on group selection in history. Paul's use of chimpanzee behavior to model history is the largest empirical data set for a chimp-like origins for humans.
"With this work we now have the potential to obtain a scientific and united knowledge of our history and political culture-as we do for nature. And unity in the West is a good."-Richard Lynn, Ph.D., Prof. of Psychology, Univ. of Uls
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About the Author
A female editor and a female philosophy professor said that Paul is a genius. A Harvard professor said that Paul may be the greatest genius in history. Paul's Music was called "Like Beethoven."
A work of critical importance.-Paul Godfried, author of Leo Strauss (Cambridge Univ. Press).
"For the select few who appreciate a masterful weaving of history, philosophy and the arts (from grand opera to the movies), this book is a tour de force. Reading it is like a return to college. For those concerned about the state of modern life, it's a must read"-Robert Weissberg, Professor of Political Science, NYU.
"Paul has a discerning eye and, unlike many academics, including myself, he has the range to connect fashionable academic theory to pop culture. I enjoyed in particular the dissection of the race question."-Roger Paquette, Professor, Hamilton College. Cofounder of the Alexander Hamilton Institute. Coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas.
"Modern sleep and dream science teaches us, as does Human Sin or Social Sin, that all human activity, including art and politics, is a product of the human brain, and each of us has the privilege and responsibility of using it actively and communicating its creations."-Dr. J. Allen Hobson, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, author of Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep (Oxford Univ. Press).
Paul Dachslager, Ph.D., studied history and philosophy at The Great Courses.com. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association and The Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES). The papers he has presented before conferences of HBES scientifically peer review two of the central theses of Human Sin or Social Sin. A publisher commissioned from Paul a textbook on evolutionary psychology.
The president of the International Plato Society confirmed that Paul's use of Plato qualified him for membership in the Society.
Paul gave the Inaugural Lecture before the Socratic Philosophical Honor Society. His paper presented before the Wagner Society of Northern California was distributed to a class on Wagner at the University of Cincinnati, and the paper was posted by the Bruckner Society of America.
Newt Gingrich uses the model in Understanding Trump (p. 107) and in Trump's America (pp. 1-40). Pres. Trump in Michigan speech: "The Dems don't know why they believe what they believe."