> Aloha Kristin,
> My explanation alternatively includes the psychic reservoir of
> human experiences that Karl G. Jung called "the collective
> From that perspective, tribal ancestor memories could be
> involved and have more salience for some relative to others.
I thought that as well. But how did those tribal memories get passed down--by what mechanism? Is a fear of spiders really a learned behavior? Not everyone fears them. Same with snakes. Can an event be so powerful that it literally becomes encoded in our DNA?
Take walking upright as an example. At what point and by what mechanism did it become automatic and instinctive behavior instead of a "See, look what I can do!" thing?
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