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- Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:48 am
- Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
- Topic: Bicameral Breakdown
- Replies: 9
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Well, how short is a short period of time? From the Inductrial Revolution to now was a short period of time, relative to the existence of mankind, and look what's happened. One of the most daring things about his argument I thought was that it was in fact a staggered change over a period of time. Do...
- Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:42 am
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Welcome / Introductions
- Replies: 29
- Views: 64581
Thanks for setting this up. It's important to keep these ideas alive. I'll pop in to contribute when I feel I have something sensible to offer. I read the book 12 ytears ago, when I was 18, and it's fair to say it changed my life. My undergraduate essays were peppered with it, as I found that exciti...
- Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:34 am
- Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
- Topic: The Bicameral Mind in His Dark Materials /The Golden Compass
- Replies: 6
- Views: 20681
Did anyone else notice a strong Jaynesian flavour to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy. The strongest parallel was the Daemons. For those who haven;t read the books, these are animal companions to every person, and they act very much as a bicameral voice would, and create a kind of analog ...
- Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:28 am
- Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
- Topic: Jaynes's View of Religion
- Replies: 18
- Views: 49601
Interesting stuff (and hello to everyone). I read the book as an attack on religion. This was amongst many other targets, and the death of God is almost a side-effect of the theory, rather than a key argument. But doesn't he attempt to show that religious texts and records, iconography and various k...