[ExI] Eden, deep memes, exodus from the Ape God
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 21:47:39 UTC 2012
2012/1/14 Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>
> Yes...I was a bit too far-reaching in calling this the origin of *all*
> human beliefs. I still believe it is extremely plausible, though, that a
> group of humans existed whose memory of past culture transmuted into many
> of today's monotheistic beliefs. An even broader point, though, would be
> that the number of ancient societies whose memetic memories formed modern
> culture is probably low--because successful beliefs eradicate unsuccessful
> ones--and so I would predict that part of prehistory was a 'civilization'
> bottleneck leading to rather similar belief systems for many, many of their
In my interview now online in English at http://www.biopolitix.com I
maintain that this bottleneck was the neolithic revolution, which created a
split between those who embraced it, those who suffered it, those refused
its consequences from a "moral" point of view while profiting from its
proceeds, and those who were not really affected, going on with
hunting-and-gathering lifestyles and mentalities.
This created in turn radically different civilisational and "religious"
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