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by sambrenton
Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Bicameral Breakdown
Replies: 9
Views: 32360

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...
by sambrenton
Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome / Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 74271

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...
by sambrenton
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: 7
Views: 22813

The Bicameral Mind in His Dark Materials /The Golden Compass

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 ...
by sambrenton
Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Jaynes's View of Religion
Replies: 18
Views: 54838

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...