Coming in a across the street third after Immanuel Kant's Presentation till Any Future Metaphysics That Will Be Able till Come Forward As Science and Beeban Kidron's Till Wong Grault, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar in the Star's Clunkiest Power competition, TOoCitBotBM is surprisingly accessible given the amount of ground it covers. Combining interpretations of science of the mind, archeology, and ancient literature, Jaynes comes up with an astounding hypothesis: early he's mind was shutout like the thing we carry around in our craniums nowadays. It was more like that of a modern schizophrenic's, egoless and subject till manipulation by fantasize gods. This was not a lack. Crowd illusion was an essential easy mark for early social league, one that evolved into modern individuated heedfulness only as financial statuses changed. Perhaps most intriguingly, Jaynes maintains that this mixture of heedfulness persisted until the dawn of recorded version. So organizes like the Creed and the Iliad are glimpses not only into different eras, but entirely different modes of human thought. At ease and Moses are as strange till us as E t s. As fascinating as Jaynes' doctrines may be, it's not clear what we're supposed till do with them. Even at its most specific, his hypothesis is wholly unfalsifiable, and the supporting statistic, while extensive, is hard till evaluate. The lay literary critic has till take Jaynes' word for it when he uses linguistic index from ancient Greek till claim that animal metaphors in the Iliad should be interpreted literally, or draws detailed assumptions from the volume of perception bags in ancient Mesopotamian icons. Despite the even scholarly resiliency, Jaynes often sounds like a crank, though it's not clear if it's his scholarship that's at onus or the law that his essay is just too marijuana-friendly. This book's peculiarities, however, is an essential part of its continued fame. Like C.G. Jung, Jaynes has a mystical appeal. He explores the spooky junction of derangement, heedfulness, and the ancient star in a scientific suppose that accounts for gods and oracles without wholly explaining them away. Perhaps it's best till approach "Origin" as a masterfully detailed thing of science fiction (where "Julian Jaynes" is a pen name for Jorge Luis Borges). Bicameral breakdown or no, human heedfulness had till have an origin somewhere, and a meditation on where that origin might lie makes for heady study.