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Spirituality

Why Are We on Earth?

(Or, Why On Earth Are We?) Why are we on earth?  I believe we are here to help extend an ancient trend from instinctive personal survival, to self-sacrifice for group survival, to seeking methods of universal survival and even well-being. The quadrune mind model is melioristic, meaning it believes the world naturally tends to get better […]

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Contemporary Issues Reptilian Mind

Why Religion Doesn’t Encourage Us to Become Human

The New York Times recently ran an article with the following in bold type: “Modern life is ugly, brutal and barren. Maybe you should try a Latin Mass.” This line caught my eye because the quadrune mind model has a lot to say about exactly why people would turn to Catholicism or Orthodoxy or other religions based in ritual […]

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Contemporary Issues Old Mammalian Mind

QM, the Strategic Error Made by “Anti-Racists,” and the Mind of a Bigot

Introduction. Quadrune mind is a brain-based model of spiritual consciousness that says the human brain can produce four different kinds of minds, or levels of consciousness. Each mind is identified by our behaviors. The three types of minds we have received from our evolutionary/developmental past are a behavioral reptilian-like infantile mind, an emotional old mammalian-like childish mind, and an intellectual […]

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Contemporary Issues General

QM, Unenlightened Power Elites & Mindless Oppressed Masses

Quadrune mind is a brain-based model of spiritual consciousness that says the human brain can produce four different kinds of minds, or levels of consciousness. Each mind is identified by our behaviors. The three types of minds we have inherited from our evolutionary past are a behavioral reptilian-like mind, an emotional old mammalian-like mind, and an intellectual new mammalian-like […]

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New Mammalian Mind

QM and the Scary New Mammalian Mind of the 21st Century

Quadrune mind is a brain-based model of spiritual consciousness that describes three types of minds we have inherited from our evolutionary past: a behavioral reptilian-like mind, an emotional old mammalian-like mind, an intellectual new mammalian-like (primate) mind, as well as a mind only seen in human beings, our Human mind, which is capable of awe […]

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Human Mind Old Mammalian Mind

Why Meaning is More Important Than Happiness

A New York Times opinion piece written by Emily Esfahani Smith called on us to look for meaning, rather than happiness, to survive and even thrive during the coronavirus lockdown. We agree, and this blog explains why meaning is more important than happiness based on the quadrune mind model of human consciousness.   The answer is in the […]

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New Mammalian Mind Profile

QM, Tara Westover, and History’s Age of Reason

As discussed in my blog on Temple Grandin and in the Study Guide, quadrune mind is a brain-based model of spiritual consciousness. One of its basic ideas is that our human brain lies on a progressive continuum of brains across the evolutionary history of species, which is tied to the developmental growth of individuals and […]

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Old Mammalian Mind Profile

QM, Temple Grandin, and Our Evolutionary Brain

Quadrune mind is a brain-based model of spiritual consciousness. One of its basic ideas is that our human brain lies on a continuum of brains over evolutionary time. The evolving brain carries over structural characteristics from older species to newer species. This progression of brains results in identifiable changes in minds, as well. A mind can […]

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Philosophy

QM, Creation, Evolution, and Panpsychism

Creationists and evolutionists have a long history of animosity toward each other. Some creationists see the theory of evolution to be a direct attack on the existence of God. Some evolutionists would agree. For instance, naturalists such as Stephen Jay Gould could become apoplectic at the suggestion that evolution is a teleological process (see The […]

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Foundational

QM as a Model of Human Consciousness

As is true of all models, the quadrune mind model of human consciousness is a simplification of reality. The diversity of people’s mentalities is much more complex than QM’s basic four: reptilian-like, old mammalian-like, new mammalian-like, and human. However, complex variations arise from the interactions of these four fundamental levels of consciousness. Understanding the dynamic […]