Category Archives: Intelligence

Consciousness as Mimicry

I’ve compared the mind to a model but I’ve struggled to find a good example of the type of model it is. We know there are different types of models. In science most models are abstract and mathematical. A couple … Continue reading

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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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