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by adam1848
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bible Evidence to Support Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 11
Views: 22366

Re: Bible Evidence to Support Jaynes' Theory

Your argument contradicts itself, as why did they forget their god if there were plenty of visual aids to constantly remind them? I have no doubt that these altars became boundary markers. That makes perfect sense. I am still a little skeptical if this was the motivation behind their construction. ...
by adam1848
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Bicameral Dream question
Replies: 7
Views: 16992

Re: Bicameral Dream question

Thanks again for the interesting points, JBrubaker. I'm enjoying the discussion. Can we assert that all dreams during this period were evolutionary beneficial (I assume you mean culturally beneficial)? I did mean evolutionary, as in helped them live longer and procreate more, but I need to backtrack...
by adam1848
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bible Evidence to Support Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 11
Views: 22366

Re: Bible Evidence to Support Jaynes' Theory

Interesting post. Also, if clever enough, conscious individuals may have clandestinely infiltrated those ruling structures where they may have enjoyed some distinct advantages due to a more evolved consciousness. Ever think Aaron and Eleazar did exactly that? Also, I personally think they built alte...
by adam1848
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Bicameral Dream question
Replies: 7
Views: 16992

Re: Bicameral Dream question

Thank you for the insightful reply JBrubaker. I completely agree with all of your points. To me the difference comes down to what period in the development of our mind we are talking about. To understand where I believe the dreams and auditory hallucinations that people experienced during the breakd...
by adam1848
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Bicameral Dream question
Replies: 7
Views: 16992

Re: Bicameral Dream question

I believe a fully bicameral civilization would have had no way of distinguishing dreams from reality. It would only be with the development of a subjective consciousness that an individual would even realize that what happened yesterday in reality and what happened last night in their dreams are two...
by adam1848
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Book of I Samuel
Replies: 5
Views: 14690

Re: The Book of I Samuel

Jaynes never implies "that the literary construct of Saul was the historical situation of a real person, or possible real person." Nor does he imply that it is a " biography or a scientific description." In reality (in the sentence directly following the one the author "respectfully disagrees" with ...