06 WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT HUMANS?

The following urls takes you to 3 documents.  The first is the script I read in a presentation for a 2010 conference, titled: SPECULATIONS ON THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS. The second doc is a long, raw-mind-dump, outline of diverse topics related to this theme that was generated prior to composing the first doc. The third doc is a timeline I constructed (using Google searching) during my research into human emergence. All three docs are in the app QuickDoc, set for comments and dialog by many on specific sentences and paragraphs.  This has not yet been used for dialog

SCRIPT FOR TALK
LONG OUTLINE
TIMELINE

What follows is a bare outline for texts to be written about the current scientific story of the emergence of human cognition. Some of the topics are approached in the above urls, others need work.

AFRICAN Galápagos – Humans emerge from Primates.
ORIGINS OF HUMAN LANGUAGES: Different from all other signalling systems.
COMPUTATION ABOUT COMPUTATION  –  Second Order Coding.
WHAT TRIGGERED THE RAPID ADVANCE AFTER MANY MILLENNIA OF STAGNATION ?

  • MAMMALIAN PERCEPTION – McCabe/Gibson
  • RISE OF CONCEPTUAL/RATIONAL/SLOW MINDS vs INTUITIVE/EMOTIONAL/FAST MINDS
  • DENIAL OF DEATH
  • CONSCIOUSNESS EMERGES FIRST IN DREAMS AND VISIONS, NOT PERCEPTION
  • RISE OF REPRESENTATIONAL ART – IN CAVES   SYMBOLS
  • MUSIC AND LANGUAGE
  • INTER-HEMISPHERIC PERCEPTION   – cycles: LB ANALYSIS : RB SYNTHESIS