Re: virus: MS Flip Software Price

Brett Lane Robertson (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 20:41:42 -0500

At 08:38 PM 10/15/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>I understood something from the post which suggested that hallucinations
>>were related to bi-cameral mind.
>All this bicameral stuff is in reference to Julian Jaynes' little volume
>entitled 'The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bi-Cameral
>Mind', and while my copy still resides on my bookshelf, and it is still an
>interesting hypothesis, it is merely that.
>I recommend it however.

>Wade T. Smith

I really do not know why this idea would be placed in the category of
"hypothesis". It is obvious that we have a two-lobed brain. It is obvious
that we have hallucinations. It is obvious that there is some relation.*
The question is one of degree.

*for example, the fact that we have an opposable thumb is related to the
fact that we use tools...similarly, there must be a relationship between any
and all of our physical characteristics and how we deal with information.


(...and *all* of this bi-cameral stuff is not related to the book since I
haven't heard of the book, yet I am able to imagine possibilities, see
connections, and form opinions based on my own background and learning--as
the author himself must have--without basing my ideas on any currently
popular book or any one else's understandings)


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Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions.
But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Bernard Baruch