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by benjamindavidsteele
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome / Introductions
Replies: 29
Views: 59516

Re: Welcome / Introductions

It isn't very active around here. But let me introduce myself anyway. I'm no one special. I have no expertise in any field of study. I don't even have a college degree. But having been raised by parents who were teachers, I picked up a love of learning and a love of reading. I read widely. But in ce...
by benjamindavidsteele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Christof Koch Dissing Jaynes in Scientific American Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 14990

Re: Christof Koch Dissing Jaynes in Scientific American Mind

Here is one thing to keep in mind. Our way of defining 'god' and 'religion' didn't exist in bicameral societies. The notion of religion as a specific category of something separate from the rest of society didn't develop until well into the Axial Age. Bicameral people probably would have had a more ...
by benjamindavidsteele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Blog Claims JJ is "All Mixed Up"
Replies: 4
Views: 10028

Re: Blog Claims JJ is "All Mixed Up"

I extensively commented on that blog post. The blogger never gave much of a response to anything. Since then, he has taken down every single post he ever wrote about Jaynes. I don't know if that is his way of admitting that he had been wrong and careless or simply an act that he no longer wanted to ...
by benjamindavidsteele
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Latest News on Westworld and the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 3
Views: 7776

Re: Latest News on Westworld and the Bicameral Mind

If anyone is interested, I wrote a piece on Westworld and the bicameral mind:

https://benjamindavidsteele.wordpress.c ... d-freedom/