Brain Mystery Light and Dark: The Rhythm and Harmony of by Charles Don Keyes

By Charles Don Keyes

Brain secret gentle and Dark examines clinical types of ways the mind turns into awake and argues that the religious measurement of lifestyles is suitable with the most clinical theories. Keyes exhibits us that the assumption within the solidarity of brain and mind doesn't unavoidably undermine aesthetic, spiritual, and moral ideals.

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One thing seems to be clear, namely that no person or specific group of persons intentionally caused these facts to emerge in the decade of the beast. The whole syndrome seems to have been postdestined. At the same time, it and syndromes like it operate as if they had a mind of their own. My report on degrading language attributes something like an anonymous mind to the “prejudices of the times” that seem to have a collective existence apart from the individuals who participate in them. How can we explain the fact that large numbers of people suddenly start thinking, acting, and feeling similarly?

Is it possible that our brains became capable of this behavior during a specifically human phase of evolution? Lancaster: Light and dark 21 Even 6,000 years ago large parts of the world’s population were nonagricultural, and the entire evolution of man from the earliest populations of Homo erectus to the existing races took place during the period in which man was a hunter. The common factors that dominated human evolution and produced Homo sapiens were preagricultural. Agricultural ways of life have dominated less than 1 percent of human history, and there is no evidence of major biological changes during that period of time.

This suggests a tendency to control the reptilian drive, with the result that human beings are ambivalent about blemishes. On the other hand, many human beings harass individuals with “blemishes,” regardless of whether these are physical, behavioral, or “differences in religious or political views” (MacLean 1996:568). Routinizing behavior Lizards have two types of daily routines. First, the master routines a lizard follows structure its day as a whole. For instance, in certain types of lizards a slow, cautious emergence in the morning precedes a preliminary period of basking; this is followed by Crocodiles and well-mannered lizards 35 defecation, local foraging, and an inactive period, which in turn are followed by foraging farther afield, return to the shelter area, and retirement to a shelter or roost.

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