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by Dustin
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Pope Michael and the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 1
Views: 7946

Pope Michael and the Bicameral Mind

In Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Book III, Chapter 6, p. 435, Jaynes stated "The changes in the Catholic Church since Vatican II can certainly be scanned in terms of this long retreat from the sacred which has followed the inception of consciousness into the human species." However, since Jaynes ...
by Dustin
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: What If Ancient People Really Were Hearing The Gods?
Replies: 4
Views: 11381

Re: What If Ancient People Really Were Hearing The Gods?

I realize that this is a very "hard sell" in this day and age. However, it seems more plausible than the evo-psych explanation provided by Jaynes. It would seem implausible that all those millions of people would have hallucinated unreality for thousands of years simply because it was a convenient m...
by Dustin
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: What If Ancient People Really Were Hearing The Gods?
Replies: 4
Views: 11381

What If Ancient People Really Were Hearing The Gods?

There is one truly troublesome part of Jaynes's thesis which is: What if "hallucinations" don't figure into this at all, and all those ancient people really were hearing the Gods? What if the Gods really are angry at us because we became impudent? Or because they were attacked by evil demons? What i...
by Dustin
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: The Analog "I" and the Regular "I"
Replies: 2
Views: 10276

The Analog "I" and the Regular "I"

I don't understand the difference between Jaynes's "analog I" and the regular I.

Surely people had a regular pronoun "I" during the bicameral period. What is the difference between this and the "analog I".
by Dustin
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Vatican II and the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 1
Views: 6934

Vatican II and the Bicameral Mind

Dear Everyone, In Jaynes' book, it says "The changes in the Catholic Church since Vatican II can certainly be scanned in terms of this long retreat from the sacred which has followed the inception of consciousness into the human species." I am not catholic myself, so I really don't know exactly what...
by Dustin
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?
Replies: 3
Views: 10759

Re: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?

What's interesting though is that Frank's brother Jack claims that Frank showed none of these behaviors during his childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood. Frank was a normal person, a straight-A student in high school, and he became this way in the middle of college. That is when Frank started r...
by Dustin
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?
Replies: 3
Views: 10759

Is Frank Chu Bicameral?

Dear Everyone, There is this man living in San Francisco named Frank Chu who claims that he and his family were secretly filmed by the CIA and that the footage was beamed to distant galaxies where it was made into a movie called "The Richest Family", but that Bill Clinton used his presidential power...