Biological and Social Phases of Big History: Similarities and Differences of Evolutionary Principles and Mechanisms
Comparison of biological and social macro-evolution is a very important issue, but it has been studied insufficiently. Yet, analysis suggests new promising pos-sibilities to deepen our understanding of the course, trends, mechanisms and peculiarities of the biological and social phases of Big History. This article an-alyzes similarities and differences between two phases of Big History at various levels and in various aspects. It compares biological and social organisms, mechanisms of evolutionary selection, transitions to qualitatively new states, processes of key information transmission, and fixation of acquired character-istics. It also considers a number of pre-adaptations that contributed to the transformation of Big History's biological phase into its social phase and ana-lyzes some lines of such a transformation.
biological and social macro-evolution,Big History