“What do you mean with the word ‘development’?”
I mean a better term than “evolution” for describing societal change-over-time. It involves direction, aim, purpose, meaning, goal, intention, and importantly, responsibility, which are all at a discount in the “evolutionary” paradigm.
You said “evolution” had a “simple definition”. Ok, please provide this simple definition of “evolution.” Then at least we’ll be able to see what you mean.
I’ll go after you re: defining “development”, since you raised the topic of “modern human societies”, but seem to have only meant the mere physical-biological-natural change in people. Your question thus reveals highly suspect social thinking that in my experience no Abrahamic monotheist should adopt.
If it’s a lesson for a biologist about “societies”, then please say what you’re learning, as it’s hard to tell so far. You’re now aware, at least, that they’re not called “Human Evolution Goals”. But you haven’t given a SINGLE reason why the UN chose NOT to use “evolution”. Can you come up with anything, Kai, or is your “modern human societies” talk of “evolution” just biological bloat? I believe you will quit trying when you realize that the language of biology is largely irrelevant for discussing modern societal change. And then that you’ll revert to speaking loosely about “evolving societies” solely because of your own biologism, not because of good reasoning or having done any sociological reading.
I’ve spoken with many biologists who frankly have none or almost NO CLUE about ideology. They get no training about it and thus usually have little discernment about ideas outside of natural science. PhDs naive about humanity and human society sometimes dominate biology departments. Some biologists are sincerely open to learning, while others are so excessively proud of what they “know” about the biosphere that they simply won’t allow any “lessons” from a social scientist about what they think they know. What kind of a biologist are you, Kai? Are you a willing learner or simply stuck promoting biologism about society?
What is most surprising, it that the biologists I’ve met nevertheless ALWAYS advertise their ideologies rather quickly when discussing topics OUTSIDE of biology. It’s sadly rather widespread and chronic, these ideological biologists who honestly to themselves believe they have no ideologies. It’s a HUGE biologistic irony for these folks!! Have you not experienced this, Kai?
“in every epoch, naturalism presents itself as if it were the result of human progress” - Mariano Artigas
Can you imagine it, Kai, some people think “naturalism” isn’t an ideology?!
“Evolutionary theory” is of almost NO HELP for understanding the changes in modern societies. What would it take for you to accept this, Kai? There’s a HUGE matching problem, as Subrena Smith showed. Let’s finally stop trying to force the concept of “evolution” into fields outside of biology & other natural sciences, shall we? Thankfully, @Sy_Garte would agree.