Category Archives: Intelligence

Did Homo erectus speak?

Did Homo erectus speak? is a new article on Aeon by Daniel Everett. The author makes the argument that the evidence of fairly sophisticated culture and technology by Home erectus suggests that this predecessor of modern humans likely had some … Continue reading

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Civil Servant With No Brain Explained

Occasionally I have seen various papers, blog posts, and comments referencing the famous 44 year French civil servant who lives a normal life seemingly without a brain. Sometimes the writers demand an explanation from consciousness theories. Other times arguments are … Continue reading

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Origins of Qualia and Self

I have never been a fan of the so-called “hard problem” of consciousness. In part, this is probably because I never have considered myself a philosopher. While, like most people, I have some “philosophical” ideas, philosophy itself as a formal, … Continue reading

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