Category Archives: Brain size

The Raw and the Cooked

In a 1964 book, The Raw and the Cooked, anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss charts a winding course through the myths of the Bororo people of South America. Beginning with a story of the rape of a mother and subsequent attempts at … Continue reading

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Consciousness: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing?

Consciousness is like the weather. Since everybody experiences it everybody has an idea about it. Philosophers take it as their unique prerogative since without it they would have no field. Neuroscientists want to make pictures of it and reduce it … Continue reading

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Snakes On A Brain

In The Cosmic Serpent Jeremy Narby presents a novel theory that the snakes often in seen in the visions of people taking ayahuasca actually are visualizations of DNA. The proposed mechanism of transmission is biophotons which I discussed more extensively … Continue reading

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