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    I remember George being in the audience at Ronnie Scott's sometime in the seventies. A very well educated fellow with a superb sense of humour. Also IIRC the first (quasi-) famous Brit to come out as bi.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020 edited
     
    The ancient world seems to have been a place full of the supernatural: miraculous healings, demonic activity, prophets delivering oracles, flying wizards, men walking on water, and so on. Even if you put aside exceptional heroic figures likes Jesus, a high proportion of people seem to have been having religious or spiritual experiences. It’s easy to be dismissive of these stories as folklore or the product of some very overactive imaginations, but a new investigation into the spiritual life of the ancient world argues something different. Ancient people weren’t crazy or making things up: they were high. More specifically, claims author Brian Muraresku, many ancient religions, including the earliest Christians, used psychedelics as a way of transcending everyday life and communing with the divine.
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-early-christians-use-psychedelics
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    Or OTOH
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    Richard Dawson didn't speak highly of Jaynes' theory in Dawson's book. I've always thought it explained some psychotic disorders like MPD and schizophrenia.
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    I've always been of two minds about Jaynes.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    Ha Ha
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020 edited
     
    I think you mean Janus.

    Homo Sapiens Sapiens have always been conscious, we just didn't always talk about it.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    Some of us talked to ourselves about it, says Prof. Jaynes.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    I don't agree.

    I do.
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    We are not amused
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    Some of us are.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    It is what it is.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    My first motorcycle had a 350 cm^3 engine. 248 cc? But it is cute, especially in yellow.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020 edited
     
    My first and last motorcycle had a 99cc engine. Is that important?
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    I was commenting on the Janus small engine.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    Oh. Excuuuse me.
    I once had a Škoda. Can I play?
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020 edited
     
    Of course, you're the moderator.

    Those autos don't look so bad https://tinyurl.com/yyhvgg9e

    Reminds me of VW. :)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020
     
    Škodas ARE Volkswagens these days.
    This was my Škoda.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2020 edited
     
    I like the turquois one:



    52 Bhp is a little slow off the line, even with the 4 sp tranny.