Re: virus: The Reason for Reason
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 12:03:01 +0000

> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 22:35:07 -0600
> From: JPS <>
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> The reason for reason is that whenever 'reasonable' beings
> 'happened', they survived long enough and well enough to
> pass on their attributes (genes), most importantly, their
> 'reasonableness' attribute.
> -JPSchneider

The reason subject is one on which Neo-Tech literature has an
interesting take (based largely on Julian Jaynes' work): that
survival pressures forced the invention of reason and that it was
taught as a survival technique rather than developed as a genetic
feature. This would help explain R. B.'s jump from the level-1 to the
level-2 mind. It would also explain the mechanism of the development
of the level-3 mind, which would be an invented survival adaptation
to living in a multicultural society.