This section brings together a range of
that are often taken to be only loosely connected, within the cultural
mainstream. These topics find a tighter integration than is commonly
found, because of the particular treatment that I am offering here -
which stems from my studies of the ground-breaking evolutionary
theories of Charlotte Bach
. The extension of this web-site into the
such domains as ancient Chinese philosophy
and traditional shamanic
is also a consequence of Bach's work.
Bach's theory originally came out of her scientific and biological
interests - and the implications for understanding and interpreting
human cultures were not very much on her horizon. She was not aware
that she was developing an over-arching theory of cultural and
biological evolution; her interest was more narrowly focused on the
question of how to understand her own sexual deviation - and this is
something we will be looking at in another section of this site.
There are just two central points that I want to bring out, from the
vast tangle of Bach's work, to illuminate this particular cross-roads
you have reached in exploring my web-site.
1. Her conception of instinct-driven deviation from an
instinctively driven biological pattern
2. The idea that this biologically driven deviation could be the
mainspring of cultural evolution.
This is the essential theoretical link, that draws together the three
domains of biology, culture, and evolution