Human cycles: history as science

Human cycles: History as science : Nature News & Comment.

In the current issue of the weekly science journal Nature, freelance science journalist Laura Spinney writes about cliodynamics, the application of scientific modeling to history.

Peter Turchin at the University of Connecticut, who developed the method, suggests that we should anticipate severe political upheaval around the year 2020, similar to the political instability of the post-Civil War period, the Roaring Twenties and the flower power era.

We may live to see even more interesting times! (Wait a minute—isn’t that a curse?)

5 thoughts on “Human cycles: history as science

  1. timethief

    What an interesting read Human cycles: History as science : Nature News & Comment was. It’s definitely food for thought. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention.

  2. jansenschmidt

    I guess is the Mayan calendar thing is a hoax and the world doesn’t end in December of this year, we could indeed witness yet another world-changing event in 2020. I guess we’ll just haveto wait and see what happens.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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