Unlike most blogs, this tags page displays pages in forward order,
as many of the posts that I make are cumulative and it is better to start
at the beginning.
I’m going to engage in a bit of speculative theology in this
post. Revelation 14:11:
And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be
no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or
for anyone who receives the mark of its name.
I’m going to overinterpret the last clause as as a claim that anyone who
receives the mark will become unsavable.
Last night the kids wanted to watch the ball drop. I figured, why not.
But we were also watching the college football game and it ran right up to the wire.
Spoiler: My answer is, I don’t know.
My goal here is to attempt to convince you that you may not know as well as you think you do either.
In The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Julian Jaynes famously posits that the peoples of the ancient world were not just metaphorically writing about hearing gods, but that their brains were actually divided into a portion of the mind which “spoke” to the portion of the brain that then acted.