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A collective brain is what you'd have if human communication prior to the incident associated with the tower of Babel were basically telepathic (which is one interpretation of Julian Jayne's findings), if Jaynes were correct in thinking that consciousness as we know it did not exist 4000 years ago, and if consciousness in those days were basically general rather than individual.

wendy1946, Free Republic 55 Comments [4/26/2011 5:28:10 AM]
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Sounds reasonable to me.

4/28/2011 12:11:19 PM


Jaynes? That's a novelty. When Fundies are ascribing nonsense to scientists whose work they haven't a clue about, they usually pick Einstein.

4/28/2011 8:18:01 PM

gonna go get my salad dressing

1/7/2012 6:16:04 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Stick to blow jobs Wendy.

5/27/2012 2:45:52 PM


@WMDKitty: no, Jaynes isn't a fraud.

His theory of the Bicameral Mind is almost certainly wrong, however.

5/27/2012 6:46:16 PM

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