I've been wanted to post this for a while. I'll start off with a simple question to get the discussion going, but could elaborate for hours upon this topic. Can anybody in this community say their life has been completely changed by Jaynes' theory?
My personal answer to this is yes, at the age of 16 it set me on the path to becoming a logical and rationally minded person. Essentially it changed my entire philosophical perspective, it was something I never thought possible - to stop believing in God. This was a hugely powerful change, and I've always been curious to find other people who have experienced the same effect.
I have simplified this a lot, as objectivist concepts also played a large part, but Jaynes' theory was the key trigger.
Looking forward to hearing your stories
even though this forum is a bit quiet. Maybe WestWorld will cause some of us to revisit the forum as it has for me.