Evolutionary Paradigms

Evolutionary Progression Through the Mastery of Dimensions


DIMENSIONAL PARADIGMS
Living creatures have so far mastered four dimensions – three spatial and one temporal. Given that 95% of our surroundings are currently unknowable (Dark Matter and Energy), it is possible that Life’s expedition into ever more dimensionally complex opportunities is not yet done. Here is the story of our ancestor’s exploration of four-dimensional paradigms afforded by the three spatial dimensions and time.

POINT
The story of this journey of the evolution of living things begins with the Point Dimension where life exists with no sense of what is beyond its boundary, and no sense of the passage of time. Almost all of the biomass on Earth gets by just fine operating solely in this primary dimension. Accomplishing the feat of evolving into Living Things was astonishing enough for them.
More discussion on Living Things:
ALL LIVING THINGS

LINE
For 5/6ths of the time life has flourished on earth the Point Dimension was enough. However, relatively recently Life discovered utility in being able to move around and began exploring the Line Dimension. As Movement became more complex creatures began to utilize the passage of time to predict the outcome of their choices.
More discussion on creatures who can move:
ANIMALS
More discussion on creatures who can move intentionally (predictive use of time):
VERTEBRATES

PLANE
As vertebrates mastered the line dimension some discovered a competitive advantage in making use of the Horizontal Plane. Adaptations in physiology, such as auditory tracking, flexion of the spine and strategic planning, enabled mastery of the surrounding area. Adaptations in neurology enabled tracking complex assemblages of information, based on the place that information originated (place memory cells), as well as the ability to make rudimentary new connections between bits of information. Training and experience (infant development) supersede genetically hard-wired cognition, which expresses as emotionally driven decision making.
More discussion on creatures who mastered the horizontal plane:
MAMMALS

VOLUME
Some Mammals evolved to utilize the forest canopy by modifying their front legs to grasp branches. This launched these mammals down a path of vastly extended cognition as they processed moving and using tools in 3 spatial dimensions. This path eventually led to bipedal gait, tool use, and our direct ancestors.
More discussion on our tree-dwelling ancestors here:
PRIMATES
Some of these primates discovered that they could pass information across generations through oral, and later written histories, thereby extending the return on investment of the energy expended in experimenting with their surroundings.
More discussion on time:
TIME


HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
???Our Developmental Reflex emergence sequence follows the same trajectory in which our ancestors evolved. If this sequence unfolds innately every evolutionary layer establishes a firm foundation for further maturation. If this sequence is disrupted in some way development continues to unfold compensating for the irregularity as best it can. It seems logical that further evolution should rest on a base of fully developed underlying systems.

The Survey and Diagnostic Tools section offer tools to assist with identifying which developmental layer could use further maturation. The Therapeutic Protocols section offers therapeutic options once a layer has been identified.
SURVEY
DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS
THERAPEUTIC PROTOCOLS


N.B: The evolution of all creatures is a linear progression. The line between the paradigms framing this model is blurred, with much overlap between the transition from one to the next. There is, therefore, no distinct point in time at which one can say, for example, that mammalian physiology transitioned from the vertebrate physiology from which it evolved. However, each of these paradigms has unique attributes which distinguish it from the physiology from which it emerged, giving the Dimensional Mastery Model a solid footing from which inferences can be made.