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== Evolutionary Quanta ==
The following is the classical sequence of metasystem transitions in the history of animal evolution according to Turchin, from the origin of
animate life to sapient culture:
# Control of Position = Motion: the animal or agent develops the ability to control its position in space
# Control of Motion = Irritability: the movement of the agent is no longer given, but a reaction to elementary sensations or
stimuli
# Control of Irritability = Wikipedia:Reflex: different elementary sensations and their resulting actions are integrated into a coordinated, but
still rigid, reflex-like behavior
# Control of Reflex = Association: behavioral routines become flexible or adaptive, through the learning of
new associations between experienced stimuli and actions
# Control of Association = Wikipedia:Thought: new routines no longer need to be learned through experience; they can be developed by abstract,
symbolic Wikipedia:reasoning
# Control of Thought = Wikipedia:Culture: symbols and concepts are no longer fixed entities; they  adapt through a process of 
Wikipedia:cultural evolution


The above says almost nothing about non-material considerations and Values that would be at the heart of a Culture. This may be the evolution of a Society, but it is definitely not the evolution of a Culture.

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