There is a guy named Brown who is an anthropologist. He wanted to study people from all over the world to see if he could come up with something called Universal People.
A set of characteristics that every single human on earth shares regardless of how advanced or how primitive their technology is.
This is very similar to what Noam Chomsky theorized about Transformational Grammar. His idea was that every language on earth is actually the same language, a universal language. They all share the same structure nouns and verbs and adverbs and adjectives.
The only difference is the vocabulary and the way that the language is organized.
Joseph Campbell studied stories from around the world and he came up with the idea of the monomyth or the hero’s journey which essentially shows that all mythologies follow the same basic template.
One of the most important things about humans is our self-awareness in our own identity our own idea of our individuality. In fact one of the cornerstones of Western philosophy Western law Western religion is the idea of free will.
Imaginary Free Will
It might turn out from neurology that free will is really an illusion. We have this idea about a sequence of events that happens. There’s an external stimuli, there is us the chooser, the watcher the seer, the behaver, that sees the external stimuli then we decide how to respond to that external stimuli.
In reality this is not the way it works. According to scientists according to neurologists, our consciousness is really a watcher. We watch the external stimuli come in, we watch our response to the external stimuli and then we make up some kind of a story that requires that we believe we were the one that chose what to do. In reality we only watched what happened.
This might be a very important function of hindsight bias. To look back and rewrite what happened to make ourselves seem more important. It might be more appropriate to think of humans more like ants or bees who can be seen as individuals but they cannot survive at all separate from their hive.
Automatic Brain Parts
Every single neuron in our brain is essentially a cell that is bound by the laws of chemistry and biology and physics and electromagnetism. Yet when you get one billion of these neurons hooked together you had the emergent idea of consciousness of self-awareness that nobody really understands.
It’s quite possible that we have this global hive mind that is like this global emergent consciousness that we cannot tap into as individuals.
One of the most important inflection points of the hero’s journey is when the hero has figured out who the bad guy is. The hero has figured out how dangerous the bad guy is. The hero has to make a decision that it is more important to try to risk his life to fight the bad guy, to protect his friends than it is to play it safe.
Take One For The Team
This is the part where the hero decides that beating the bad guy is more important than life itself.
Part of the theory of Transformational Grammar is his idea called X-bar theory and Chomsky’s ideas that little kids have these language switches in our brain. Between the ages of zero and three we are calibrating our language switches.
By the time we get to 3, 3 1/2, our language switches are calibrated which is why children begin to speak in fully formed sentences when they are three 3 1/2. Sentences that they never could have heard before.
Irregular Past Tense Mistakes
It’s also why kids make mistakes with irregular past tense verbs. They’ll; say things like I sitted down or I petted the dog because what they’re doing is they’re following the rules that exist inside their brain.
Brown came up with a huge list of these universal people characteristics. Most families are run by the females. Most cities or tribes are run by the males. All societies, all cultures had this idea of this metaphysical set of laws that kind of bind people together that govern what happens after we die.
All humans speak in what he called baby talk whenever we talked a little kids. All humans are shy about talking about sex in public. All humans are afraid of snakes.
From the viewpoint of Brown and Chomsky and Campbell it might be true that we are very similar. Much more similar than we are different. So much so that is not even appropriate to think of ourselves as individuals, rather individual cells inside of a hive mind global consciousness.
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