Re: belief, faith, truth

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 13:07:31 +1100

On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 04:30:11PM +0100, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> I agree. I guess in our local and sharable past, humans reached
> loebianity 200,000 years ago.

I'm not sure why you say 200Kya, other than it being the origin of our
species. There is a fair bit of evidence that something significant
happened to human brain function around 40,000 years ago (see Steven
Mithen's "Prehistory of the Mind"). There was an explosion of
representational art that occurred around that time. On the other
hand, there is also evidence that other apes (Chimpanzees, a Gorilla,
the Gibbon and so on) are capable of self awareness so maybe Loebianity
arose 7-8 Mya.


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