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The Origin of Consciousness | Andrew Cutler

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The Origin of Consciousness | Andrew Cutler

Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. But at what point, between crawling out of the oceans and settling the fertile lands of ancient civilisation, did we begin to think?

I recently had a fascinating conversation with Andrew Cutler, of the brilliant Vectors of Mind Substack (to which I hope you all subscribe) and ancient civilisation and the origin of mind, as we know it.

In this far reaching discussion we covered what it is to think, when art began, the similarity of different creation myths, the prehistory of psychedelic imagery, the garden of Eden as a state of mind and vanquished many a held dud hypothesis, such as that we left Africa with our genetically modern brains fully developed.

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