TRIZ pays too much attention to the phenomena, which may not exist. Namely, patterns of evolution. It is the same as paying attention to the patterns of bodies motion. While there are some patterns in planets motion (expressed, for instance, in laws of Kepler), there are no generic patterns applicable to all bodies and their motions. They are governed by the deeper patterns called the laws of mechanics. These laws are the driving forces behind bodies trajectories, which generally have no patterns.
The same is likely true for patterns of evolution. They likely do not exist. But patterns of the driving forces behind evolutionary dynamics do likely exist.
Darwin discovered one of such patterns (called natural selection) governing species evolution. This issue of the journal presents another pattern applicable to social evolution. It explains many evolutionary phenomena (i.e. specific evolutionary "trajectories") in humanity evolution.