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Interzone / Christianity was created in 326 AD by Flavius Constantine
« on: February 10, 2013, 05:50:58 AM »
Christianity was created as a new religion to unite Constantine's empire. He got leaders from all the major religions in his empire and held a meeting where they decided what elements from the old religions were to be included in the new in order to create a new religion that everyone would be happy with. They replaced the names of the heroes of old legends and myths with the names of the imaginary characters that were to be invented for the new religion. Those that would not convert would be punished with death. This fact is know by the major churches around today.

http://www.exminister.org/Bushby-forged-origins-NewTestament.html

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Interzone / Maryland Deathfest: Who's Going
« on: March 26, 2011, 09:22:59 PM »
I'm having trouble finding a group to go. I plan on leaving from Florida if anyone is anywhere nearby and willing to get paid for gas.

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Metal / OVERKILL World Tour
« on: July 29, 2010, 04:44:50 PM »
http://wreckingcrew.com/Ironbound/?page_id=122
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AUGUST 2010
7 – Wacken Open Air / Wacken – GER
SEPTEMBER 2010
17 – Shangr-La / Osaka – JP
18 – Club Citta’ / Kawasaki – JP  THRASH DOMINATION 2010
19 – Club Citta’ / Kawasaki – JP  THRASH DOMINATION 2010
23 – The HI FI / Brisbane – AU
24 – The HI FI / Melbourne – AU
25 – Metro / Sydney – AU
NOVEMBER 2010
5 – Montage Music Hall / Rochester – NY
6 – Crazy Donkey / Farmingdale – NY
7 – Club Hell / Providence – RI
8 – Sonar / Baltimore – MD
9 – Alley Katz / Richmond – VA
10 – Amos’ / Charlotte – NC
11 – Volume 11 / Raleigh – NC
12 – Hooligans / Jacksonville – NC
13 – Club Firestone / Orlando – FL
14 – Culture Room / Ft Lauderdale – FL
15 – The Masquerade / Atlanta – GA
16 – Peabody’s / Cleveland – OH
17 – Newport Music Hall / Columbus – OH
18 – Diesel Nightclub / Pittsburgh – PA
19 – Rocko’s / Manchester – NH
20 – Starland Ballroom / Sayreville – NJ

These are just the remaining tour dates. They've been touring all year. I don't think the line-up on the fliers is correct because they're coming to my city and the line-up announced here is very different. The supporting bands here will be FORBIDDEN, EVILE
GAMA BOMB, and BONDED BY BLOOD.

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Metal / CYNIC, INTRONAUT, and DYSRYTHMIA US Tour
« on: July 29, 2010, 03:53:39 PM »
http://www.cyniconline.com/index.php?sub=news
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Decibel Magazine and Cynic are proud to announce the inaugural Hall of Fame tour! Historic in every sense, the Hall of Fame tour, titled Re-Traced / Re-Focused Live, will see progressive metal icons Cynic perform Hall of Fame album Focus in its entirety, along with tracks from the group’s lauded second album, Traced in Air, and more. Direct support comes from progressive masters Intronaut and Dysrhythmia.

“We’re not only excited about this Hall Of Fame tour with Decibel, we’re committed to giving Cynic fans a unique and memorable concert experience unlike ever before,” says Cynic frontman/guitarist Paul Masvidal. “Focus will be performed in its entirety from start to finish, along with Traced in Air and beyond. It’s going to be a journey directly into Cynic’s pulsating, vibrant heart.”

“Decibel is honored to have a band of the caliber and historical significance of Cynic to headline our inaugural Hall of Fame tour,” added Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian. “Their Focus album has withstood the test of time like few other records, and I’m thrilled that death and progressive metal fans can experience its live power on this special tour.”

Read the article at the Decibel website.


RE-TRACED / RE-FOCUSED TOUR DATES:
Thu/Jul-22 - Los Angeles CA - El Rey Theatre
Fri/Jul-23 - San Francisco CA - Slim's
Sat/Jul-24 - Portland OR - Hawthorne
Mon/Jul-26 - Vancouver BC - Commodore
Wed/Jul-28 - Denver CO - Marquis
Fri/Jul-30 - Minneapolis MN - Station 4
Sat/Jul-31 - Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
Sun/Aug-01 - Detroit MI - Magic Stick
Mon/Aug-02 - Toronto ON - Opera House
Wed/Aug-04 - Montreal QC - Café Campus
Thu/Aug-05 - Boston MA - Harpers Ferry
Fri/Aug-06 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
Sat/Aug-07 - Philadelphia PA - Trocadero
Sun/Aug-08 - Washington DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel
Mon/Aug-09 - Carrboro NC - Cat's Cradle
Tue/Aug-10 - Atlanta GA - Masquerade
Thu/Aug-12 - Orlando FL - The Social
Fri/Aug-13 - Ft Lauderdale FL - Culture Room
** Venues subject to change. Check local listings.

They just finished a European tour and the U.S. one has already started. Sorry I just found out about this.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I&feature=player_embedded
Show this to your friends and prove that the ANUS was right all along.

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Metal / MALEVOLENT CREATION U.S. Mini Tour
« on: June 26, 2010, 10:16:51 PM »
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=7719848&blogId=534650429

Couldn't find any information on who the supporting acts will be.

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http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=7719848&blogId=535690703
“MARCH OF BRUTALITY TOUR”

Monday - August 16, 2010
Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

Tuesday - August 17, 2010
Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

Wednesday - August 18, 2010
Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

Friday - August 20, 2010

Saturday - August 21, 2010
Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

Monday - August 23, 2010
Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

Tuesday - August 24, 2010
The Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA

Wednesday - August 25, 2010
Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA

Friday - August 27, 2010
The Palladium – Worcester, MA

Saturday - August 28, 2010
The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

Sunday - August 29, 2010
Polaris – Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday - August 31, 2010
Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

Wednesday - September 1, 2010
Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

Thursday - September 2, 2010
Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY

Friday - September 3, 2010
The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Saturday - September 4, 2010
The Social – Orlando, FL

Sunday - September 5, 2010
Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday - September 7, 2010
The Door – Dallas, TX

Wednesday - September 8, 2010
Emo’s – Austin, TX

Sunday - September 12, 2010
The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA

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Metal / Saw SUFFOCATION Live
« on: February 07, 2010, 06:52:59 AM »
I just got back from their show in Ft. Lauderdale a few minutes ago. It was intense! The first thing I noticed was how old the members seemed, especially Terrance Hobbs. He's bald up to about halfway up his head. I was also surprised because Mike Smith cut his hair. I was expecting a poor show, but boy was I wrong. I kept thinking they were ending their set because they played each song with particular ferocity. Frank Mullen sounds far better live. At least twice as good. I thought I was a decent vocalist until I heard him. Their set was perfect. All of their classic songs and one new one. They opened with "Liege of Inveracity". I was very pleased. However, the mosh pit didn't start until about 2 or 3 minutes into the song. There was a circle where the pit should've been but no one entered. I went in and saw some short black kid with huge arms on the other side. He gave me a look and we commenced a sort of headbutting dominance ritual. We each rammed into each other with our arms as hard as possible. We did this about 15 times then people started jumping in and the pit formed. The pits throughout the show were quite unusual. People usually only jumped in for about 10 seconds at a time to avoid getting too tired. I hadn't figured out this technique and moshed at full intensity throughout the song, until I slipped on some spilled drink. That really threw me out of a moshing mood because all of a sudden exhaustion set in. I currently have bronchitis and the thick cloud of pot smoke made it hard to breathe. I had also eaten a ham and cheese sandwich which didn't agree with me and I threw up. I drank some water and rested for about 3 songs and jumped back in. The pit was disappointingly small. Rarely were more than 10 people involved at a time at any point in the show. I had to wait out a while to get back into the pit because there was some 250 pound moron swinging his fists around. I jumped in when "Infecting the Crypts" came on. I didn't get so tired this time, but I had to leave because I couldn't take anymore blows to my stomach, especially since I needed to pee. They closed with "Depths of Depravity" and did a wall of death. It was probably the most memorable moment of the entire night. A lot of people got involved in this pit and it never died down like had been happening. I extremely regret not participating because I couldn't make it to the bathroom.

I started with a description of Suffocation's set, but here are the other bands and a description of the venue. Thy Will Be Done opened, followed by Goatwhore, Suffocation, and then Devildriver. The venue is not particularly big, but there was probably close to a thousand people in there. The first thing I noticed was the smell of pot. It wasn't strong at first, but apparently everyone was waiting for Suffocation to come on to smoke. The smell took some getting used to, and I could barely stay in the crowded area because i couldn't stand the smoke. When I got there, Goatwhore was playing their second to last song. I thought I was only missing Thy Will be Done, but apparently they played a short set so Goatwhore was on. Based on what I heard, I didn't miss much. They didn't have much stage presence either. The sound of the venue amplified mostly drums and bass guitar and vocals. These instruments were crystal clear and sounded perfect. The problem was that the guitars were nearly inaudible other than when playing on the 6th string. For Suffocation, it didn't matter much because Mullen carried that show. The crowd for Suffocation wasn't as energetic as the one for Devildriver, but the performance by Suffocation was definitely more energetic. I participated far more in the Devildriver moshpits, but mostly because they were bigger and were more energetic.

In conclusion, everyone should go see Suffocation live. They're on tour, and I posted tour dates in the News forum a while back. http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,7685.0.html

SIDE NOTE: I bought a Suffocation shirt there. I wanted to get a "Human Waste" shirt but they only had them in XXL, so I got one that said "PROVOKING THE DISTURBED." I got it signed by Guy Marchais, Mike Smith, and Terrance Hobbs. I especially wanted a Frank Mullen one, but I couldn't find him.

SIDE NOTE 2: I saw some kid around 8 years old in there. Had a laugh.

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Metal / PRONG, SOULFLY, INCITE, ROTTING CORPSE US Tour
« on: February 06, 2010, 10:37:27 PM »
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March 2, 2010 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX (tickets)
March 3, 2010 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX (tickets)
March 6, 2010 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (tickets)
March 7, 2010 - Firestone Live - Orlando, FL (tickets)
March 8 2010 - State Theater - St. Pete, FL (tickets)
March 9 2010 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA (tickets)
March 11, 2010 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ (tickets)
March 12, 2010 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY (tickets)

WAAF Indoor Beach Party
w/ Soulfly, Nonpoint, Cold, Diecast, and more
March 13, 2010 - The Royal Plaza Trade Center - Fitchburg, MA (tickets)

March 19, 2010 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH (tickets)
March 20, 2010 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH (tickets)
March 23, 2010 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO (tickets)
http://www.prongmusic.com/tour.htm

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Metal / SUFFOCATION World Tour
« on: January 02, 2010, 03:19:30 AM »
http://collect.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bandprofile.listAllShows&friendid=8684142&n=SUFFOCATION
January, 7 2010 07:00 PM - SUFFOCATION TOUR w/ DEVILDRIVER     
, Pomona, California -

January, 7 2010 08:00 PM - The Glasshouse    
, Pomona, California -

January, 8 2010 08:00 PM - Slims    
, San Francisco, California -

January, 9 2010 08:00 PM - Majestic Ventura Theater    
, Ventura, California -

January, 11 2010 08:00 PM - Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater    
, Portland, Oregon -

January, 12 2010 08:00 PM - Studio Seven    
, Seattle, Washington -

January, 13 2010 08:00 PM - Rickshaw Theatre    
, Vancouver, BC - CANADA, -

January, 15 2010 08:00 PM - Mesa Theater    
, Grand Junction, Colorado -

January, 16 2010 08:00 PM - Gothic Theatre    
, Englewood, Colorado -

January, 18 2010 08:00 PM - The Rock    
, Maplewood, Minnesota -

January, 19 2010 08:00 PM - The Rave    
, Milwaukee, Wisconsin -

January, 20 2010 08:00 PM - House of Blues    
, Chicago, Illinois -

January, 21 2010 08:00 PM - Mr. Smalls    
, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -

January, 22 2010 08:00 PM - The Machine Shop    
, Flint, Michigan -

January, 23 2010 08:00 PM - Al Rosa Villa    
, Columbus, Ohio -

January, 24 2010 08:00 PM - Mad Hatter    
, Covington, Kentucky -

January, 25 2010 08:00 PM - Jaxx    
, W. Springfield, Virginia -

January, 26 2010 08:00 PM - Norva    
, Norfolk, Virginia -

January, 27 2010 08:00 PM - Polaris    
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -

January, 28 2010 08:00 PM - Toad’s Place    
, New Haven, Connecticut -

January, 29 2010 08:00 PM - The Palladium    
, Worcester, Massachusetts -

January, 30 2010 08:00 PM - Starland Ballroom    
, Sayreville, New Jersey -

January, 31 2010 08:00 PM - The Crazy Donkey    
, Farmingdale, New York -

February, 1 2010 08:00 PM - Club Soda    
, Montreal, QC - CANADA, -

February, 2 2010 08:00 PM - The Opera House    
, Toronto, ON - CANADA, -

February, 4 2010 08:00 PM - The Masquerade    
, Atlanta, Georgia -

February, 6 2010 08:00 PM - Culture Room    
, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -

February, 8 2010 08:00 PM - Emo’s    
, Austin, Texas -

February, 10 2010 08:00 PM - Sunshine Theatre    
, Albuquerque, New Mexico -

February, 11 2010 08:00 PM - The Rock    
, Tucson, Arizona -

February, 12 2010 08:00 PM - House of Blues    
, Hollywood, California -

March, 12 2010 08:00 PM - Tivoli    
, Utrecht, -

March, 13 2010 08:00 PM - Substage    
, Karlsruhe, -

March, 14 2010 08:00 PM - Markthalle    
, Hamburg, -

March, 15 2010 08:00 PM - Voxhall    
, Aarhus, -

March, 16 2010 08:00 PM - Columbia Club    
, Berlin, -

March, 17 2010 08:00 PM - Klub Progresja    
, Warsaw, -

March, 18 2010 08:00 PM - Randal    
, Bratislava, -

March, 19 2010 08:00 PM - Chmelnice    
, Prague, -

March, 20 2010 08:00 PM - Conne Island    
, Leipzig, -

March, 21 2010 08:00 PM - Seifenfabrik    
, Graz, -

March, 22 2010 08:00 PM - Arena    
, Vienna, -

March, 23 2010 08:00 PM - Kino Siska    
, Ljubljana, -

March, 24 2010 08:00 PM - Feierwerk    
, Munich, -

March, 25 2010 08:00 PM - Soundtrack Club    
, Arcene, -

March, 26 2010 08:00 PM - Blackout Club    
, Rome, -

March, 27 2010 08:00 PM - Rock Planet    
, Pinarella di Cervia, -

March, 28 2010 08:00 PM - Transilvania Live Club    
, Erstfeld, -

March, 29 2010 08:00 PM - Glazart    
, Paris, -

March, 30 2010 08:00 PM - Underworld    
, London, -

March, 31 2010 08:00 PM - Whelans    
, Dublin, -

April, 1 2010 08:00 PM - Rios    
, Leeds, -

April, 2 2010 08:00 PM - O2 Academy 2    
, Birmingham, -

April, 3 2010 08:00 PM - Turock, Death Feast Open Air Warm Up    
, Essen, -

April, 4 2010 08:00 PM - Trix    
, Antwerpen, -

May, 5 2010 07:00 PM - CO-HEADLINE TOUR w/ NAPALM DEATH    
, Mexico City, Mexico, -

May, 5 2010 08:00 PM - TBA    
, Mexico City, Mexico, -

May, 7 2010 08:00 PM - TBA    
, Caracas, Venezuela, -

May, 8 2010 08:00 PM - Teatro Metropol    
, Bogota, Colombia, -

May, 9 2010 08:00 PM - Bunga    
, Quito, Ecuador, -

May, 11 2010 08:00 PM - Voce    
, Lima, Peru, -

May, 13 2010 08:00 PM - Teatro Caupolican    
, Santiago, Chile, -

May, 14 2010 08:00 PM - Teatro Flores    
, Bs As, Argentina, -

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Metal / Enjoying Metal
« on: December 20, 2009, 07:01:06 PM »
I occasionally see posts on this site saying that extreme metal is ugly and not really meant to be enjoyed. They essentially say that extreme metal is appreciated because what it represents, but the sound is not meant to be enjoyed. I find this highly disturbing because I genuinely love the sound of extreme metal. I'm curious to see how many people actually enjoy the sound of extreme metal.

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Metal / Malevolent Creation playing two shows
« on: November 14, 2009, 06:39:48 PM »
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MALEVOLENT CREATION
PREDATOR
AT ODDS WITH GOD
EDGE OF ANGER
KHAOS

11/29/2009 7:00 PM at Circo Volador
Calz. De La Viga No. 146, Mexico City, Distrito Federal

12/4/2009 8:00 PM at Revolution Live
200 W. Broward Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, Fl
http://www.myspace.com/malevolentcreation
http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/muc/1465639419.html

I tried to find more information but couldn't. The shows are only mentioned there, but they are actively promoting it on craigslist, so I guess the shows are going to happen. I listed the bands playing in Florida, but I don't know if they're also playing the Mexico show. Anyone in South Florida want to come with me?

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Interzone / Research Paper
« on: November 12, 2009, 01:41:50 AM »
have to write an essay. The exact instructions are
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     The goal of this essay is to use research to support an original thesis. You need to draw a parallel between two separate things (one of them being literary) and discuss how they overlap. You can choose anything literary you like: short stories, novels, poetry, children's books, etc. for the literary component of the essay. For the other, you can choose anything you like so long as a parallel can be made. Art forms are one avenue; dance, film, visual art, music, architecture all could draw interesting parallels. This is best explained through example:

   You could compare a certain type of television to the short story (finding similarities between their structure), film construction to the structure of a novel, paintings to poetry.

   Another idea is to take a completely unrelated subject (football, pro wrestling, death metal, medicine...anything that interests you) and find examples of how it's been portrayed in a certain literary genre. For example, when I was in college, I studied gerontology (elder studies) and did a research-based presentation on how the elderly are portrayed in poetry. I used research to support my ideas, but the ideas were my own. I came to the conclusion that most elderly characters in poetry tend to fall into archetypes: the grandfather/grandmother, the hero, the grumpy caricature, etc. You could apply the same formula to a sport...how has a sport been represented in a certain literary genre? The same goes for animals, hobbies, etc. Anything that interests you can find a parallel in literature.

    I ask that you propose your idea to be in writing by Friday. I will either approve of it or tell you that you need to make your goal more specific. For example, comparing music and poetry would be too broad for a 2000 word essay. Comparing jazz and poetry of the 1920's, though, would yield an interesting paper. Comparing rap and modern poetry would also yield an interesting paper. My point is, be specific in your aim. Try to not only narrow your literary element to a genre but, perhaps, also to a time period. This will make your research easier and less overwhelming. I'm happy to steer you in the right direction of which literary movement or time period might best benefit your research. For now, try to make a thesis on your own (anything from arguing that architecture (building a house) shares similarities to the construction of a poem to giving and analyzing examples of baseball's influence throughout modern short stories). Please write your proposal in a concise, legible way and I will let you know if you are on the right track. Turning in your proposal counts towards your final essay grade.

    You will be responsible for researching both subjects you choose and then deriving your observations from the research. The observations and conclusions must be your own.

I found it amazing how this essay has essentially been written already on this site. Notice that she mentions death metal in the instructions. I had a discussion about death metal with the professor earlier and she supports the cause, though she doesn't not like the screaming.

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Metal / ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD: North American Tour
« on: September 27, 2009, 01:17:36 AM »
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=125995
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Nov. 06 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)
Nov. 07 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)
Nov. 08 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Nov. 09 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Nov. 10 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Nov. 11 - AKA Lounge (part of the Anti*Pop Music Festival) - Orlando, FL
Nov. 13 - Meridian - Houston, TX
Nov. 14 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Nov. 15 - Ridglea Theatre- Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Nov. 17 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Nov. 18 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 19 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 20 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
Nov. 21 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Nov. 22 - Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
Nov. 23 - Warehouse - Calgary, AB
Nov. 24 - Starlite - Edmonton, AB
Nov. 26 - The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB
Nov. 27 - The Rock - Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 28 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 29 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Nov. 30 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Dec. 01 - Opera House - Toronto, ON (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)
Dec. 02 - Imperial - Quebec City, QC (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)
Dec. 03 - Medley - Montreal, QC (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)
Dec. 04 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (w/ SWASHBUCKLE )
Dec. 05 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY (w/ SWASHBUCKLE)

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Interzone / The Bicameral Mind
« on: June 03, 2009, 02:23:47 AM »
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At one time, human nature was split in two, an executive part called a god, and a follower part called a man. Neither part was Consciously aware.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicameralism_(psychology)
I just found this theory a few hours ago and it's conclusions are extremely thought-provoking and ground-breaking. This theory is highly relevant to the goal of ANUS as it seems that bicameral minds are reemerging. I haven't read any actual books on the topic, so I'm a bit weary of how accurate the interpretations of the books are on the wikipedia page. Wikipedia is known for its gross oversimplifications and misinterpretations, intentional of otherwise. At least, the page has the following quote.
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"It is one of those books that is either complete rubbish or a work of consummate genius, nothing in between! Probably the former, but I'm hedging my bets."

After finding out about this theory, I did some more reading and found this study where the connections in between the two hemispheres of the brain are severed. Only the brain stem connects the two. I'm not a neurologist, so I don't know how analogous this experiment is to the bicameral mind. I'm not even sure if these studies give credence or not to the bicameral mind theory.

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By far the most dramatic finding of the early tests was the total failure of the right cerebral cortex on its own to express itself in speech. It could not utter words to explain its awareness or knowledge.
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In general only the left hemisphere could speak, write, or calculate.
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The tests of Zaidel and Sperry have shown that both hemispheres of commissurotomy patients have awareness of themselves as persons and a strong sense of the social and political value, or meaning, of pictures or objects.
http://www.answers.com/topic/split-brain-and-the-mind


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