Monthly Archives: December 2014

Knowledge Base Progress #15

In today’s progress, Human ecology  is being connected to biology and earth science. Physical anthropology and demography are being connected to psychology and the human body. I have also resumed development of social foundations, which are being connected to higher-order areas of anthropology.  Although I am not doing much with personal studies at the general level, the areas of biography, psychology, and the human body are being advanced a little.

Most of my work in history has been centered around development of major peoples of the world. Three of the four main divisions, Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, and American Indian peoples, have been connected to enough other areas to start new cycles with development of their history.

The fundamental problem in developing peoples of the world is that I have been adding and developing nations in mostly a fairly strict order of decreasing population. Because of cultural developments and changes in population distribution  over time, this is not a very good fit for the predominant nations or peoples in any historical period. Deciding which people to focus on when, involves a tricky act of balancing competing demands. At present, African peoples are fairly high priority: Following these are Latin peoples.

Prehistory has the complication that an orderly development of it ought to be preceded by development of antiquity and classical and medieval history.  However, the academic study of prehistory really only began in the 19th century, and I have not yet found a good timeline of important developments. I’m almost sure there is a better one buried in some anthropology textbook, and I’m even more sure that I don’t want to go looking for it just yet. I’m making do by using prehistory as a starting point for side trips into later periods of history.

Knowledge Base Progress #14

There is some progress in the development of anthropology. Human ecology is now being connected to biology and earth science. Physical anthropology is still being connected to psychology and the human body at a more basic, elementary level, and demography is being connected to psychology.

I have made progress in connecting Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples to the sciences and have begun a new cycle and review of their history.

Knowledge Base Progress #13

After again going over a mental review of what is necessary for the development of history, I decided that I temporarily want to shift to the development of  anthropology. Particular groups are probably well enough developed for the current state. Human geography is connected well enough to sciences to start a new cycle with a rewrite and expansion of its history. Human ecology is being connected to the human body. This is significant because the physical requirements and demands of human life are basic elements of it.  Physical anthropology is being connected to elements of psychology and the human body. Such things as the mental and physical capabilities of the various races belong to this subject. I haven’t taken any particular political stand on the subject, nor have I gone into any detail. I am at present just making notes for future reference.  Demography is being connected to elements of social foundations; The social behavior that actually controls population and its change.

Last week I did a quick search on early prehistory to compare the development of the Knowledge Base with more conventional approaches. One of the earliest pages that came up was a survey of prehistoric art. I did find a summary of developments, but the chronology was rather confusing and overlapping, and the geographic distribution of finds was also rather confusing. It will probably take a while before I can work back into the divisions of early prehistory to organize the references better.


Knowledge Base Progress #13

I have finally linked early prehistory with human origins (in Physical anthropology).  These subjects are so closely related that this was an important connection to make.  It will take a little time and some development of later history to get to the details of this period, but it is at least present.

Modern history has finished one cycle of review, and I am beginning another. This should include a little bit more background information.

For the 19th century, I have finished a review of peoples of the world and am now connecting more cities.

For peoples of the world, I have reached a significant milestone by finishing the connection to material culture and technology. The connections to particular groups and regions of human geography is next.

I have also finished a historical review of Asiatic peoples. Completing this allows me to begin making better connections with particular nations and examine the subdivisions of Asiatic peoples in more detail.

Knowledge Base Progress #12

History in general is still being used mostly to push areas that need development in order to create a more balanced approach. There is still a need for various areas of sociology, institutions, and culture,  but there is also a need to push the development and interconnection of areas of anthropology.

Prehistory in general has been used to push the development of antiquity, classical and medieval history,  modern history, the 19th century, and 20th century at the most general levels, and peoples of the world and a few specific peoples at the most general levels. The review of how specific peoples are applied is still progressing.

Early prehistory is being connected to physical anthropology. Middle Prehistory is still being connected to demography and social foundations.

Antiquity has been used to push some development of history and a few more peoples of the world. It needs more solid connection to areas of government.  The early 3rd millennium BC is being connected to social foundations, the late 3rd millennium BC and early 2nd millennium BC are being connected to areas of personal studies, and the late 2nd millennium BC is being connected to science. The early 1st millennium BC is about to be connected to other areas of history.

Classical and medieval history is still being connected to areas of human geography.  Modern history has now connections to  areas of personal studies and science rewritten. Next is an other review of the historical background.

Sociology in general is not being pushed aggressively.  Peoples of the world are still being connected to elements of material culture and technology. Asiatic peoples in general are still going through a review of history. This review as I have it now is seriously deficient in some ways, and I want to take note of some of the deficiencies and improve them.  In order to bring better balance to Asiatic peoples, I have begun trying to push the development of Middle Eastern peoples, hold back a bit on South Asian and Oriental peoples, and push the development of Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples. I have also been holding back on the development of Western Civilization in general while I pushed the development of Anglic peoples.  I have now finished connecting these to sciences and I am now ready to begin another cycle and review their history. This also allow me to start pushing the connections of Latin peoples. African peoples are being connected to areas of personal studies.  In doing the review of the connections of Western Civilization to American Indian peoples, I decided to reorder them based on the degree of evident influence, and the next published updated will reflect that order.  Communities and social mechanics are still being reviewed and connected to nations and peoples. Social change, social types, and social structure are being developed, but have not yet reached significant milestones.

Institutions are still being connected to elements of human geography and Culture to elements of education, but I have not pushed very much for specific details.


Knowledge Base Progress #8

At present, I am working on the aids of history in general. Sociology in general is advanced enough that I have set it aside, Peoples of the world are being connected to material culture and technology. This will be useful when I start considering technology. I am not presently connecting nations. I am nearly done with a historical review of Asiatic peoples. I will do more such reviews as the site expands, but I want to get this one done to clear the way for connection of more nations.   I am starting to connect Southeast Asian peoples to more details of the physical and natural sciences. These are not the peoples who have made the greatest advances, but my development scheme makes it necessary to make these connections ahead of less populous but more influential peoples.  Western Civilization is being connected to particular nations.  I have been getting Anglic (English-speaking) peoples connected to details of the physical and natural sciences, and I am getting close to finishing this.  I am also been connecting African peoples, and these are being connected to demography and social foundations.  For Communities, I am reviewing  and cleaning up the connections to peoples of the world, and social structure and change is being connected to more nations. I have made minimal connections to social change, social types, and social structure, and to the advancements of institutions, culture, and anthropology.

For prehistory, there is some connection to antiquity, classical and medieval history, and modern history. I am also working on Asiatic peoples in general,  Southeast Asian peoples in particular, and conducting a review of how Asiatic peoples are used in different areas of prehistory.

I have also used  early prehistory as an excuse to develop the major periods of history.  I connected Thailand, which resulted in some rearrangements of Asiatic peoples. I used this to push the development of Asian history and the connections of African peoples, and development of connections to human ecology. Middle prehistory and late prehistory have had some similar developments.

Antiquity has reached the point where I can begin reviewing its institutions, and I have begun a review of religion. This is a significant development, since many of the current major religions of the world had their origins in this period. By the time I am done, there may be a significant rearrangements of the order of importance within antiquity. This is also showing up some significant gaps which I will have to fill in later. Noticeably, the history of Judaism is not connected to centuries before the 19th.

I am connecting  classical and medieval history to areas of human geography. Asian geography is well connected, but other areas will progress. Early classical history is having stub pages for particular centuries.

For modern history, I have been reviewing biographical figures. I am nearly done with this for now.