The First Hybrid Minds on Earth
Donald (Merlin)
Source: Donald - A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness, 2001, Chapter 7
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Sections

  1. Abandoning solipsism – 252
  2. Consciousness and community of mind – 254
  3. The cultural relevance of a multifocal, multilayered consciousness – 257
  4. The stages of human cultural and cognitive evolution – 259
  5. The first transition: Establishing the mimetic framework of human culture – 262
  6. The germ of self-consciousness – 269
  7. Kinematic imagination – 271
  8. The second transition: The spiraling coevolution of thought and symbol – 274
  9. Piggybacking language on culture – 279
  10. Our cerebral boxing match with the cultural matrix – 285
  11. The management of idea-laundering schemes – 287
  12. Symbolic invention and the growth of the lexicon – 290
  13. The virtual realities of oral-mythic culture – 295
  14. Collectivity of mind – 298

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