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by slingshot
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real World Practical Implications of Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 9
Views: 16564

Re: Real world practical implications of Jaynes' theory

"Faith is believing something you know ain't true." (Mark Twain
by slingshot
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real World Practical Implications of Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 9
Views: 16564

Re: Real world practical implications of Jaynes' theory

I understand the loss of religion and Jaynes finally gave me the answer to why all human societies, all over the world, have the same concept of god or gods and very similar myths about them. The fact that a belief in supernatural beings is universal gave me the idea, when very young, that it had to...
by slingshot
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Degree of Breakdown/Consciousness in Individuals
Replies: 6
Views: 21801

Re: Degree of Breakdown/Consciousness in Individuals

Could the degree of consciousness be an indication of the far left and far right political positions taken by some? If a break down in the bicameral mind would promote consciousness wouldn't a break down in the extreme ideological positions act in a similar way? The illogical reasoning, if you can c...
by slingshot
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Degree of Breakdown/Consciousness in Individuals
Replies: 6
Views: 21801

Re: Degree of Breakdown/Consciousness in Individuals

I think we are in agreement that degrees of consciousness exist with several possible causes. An interesting and near universal human condition is the refusal, or inability, to accept objective reality by political extremist. The acceptance of dogma by the religious right is well known and the belie...
by slingshot
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Degree of Breakdown/Consciousness in Individuals
Replies: 6
Views: 21801

Degree of Breakdown/Consciousness in Individuals

I encountered the Origin many years ago and have found it to answer many questions related to irrational human behavior. The evidence of consciousness becoming more common as humans evolve seems obvious but I haven’t been able to find a reliable measure of the degree of consciousness attained. Som...