THE HUMAN SENSE OF TIME
This is now the sixth year of my blog, DeconstructingTime.
For this January 2018 post, I have put together 34 articles from my archives. These articles describe, in roughly chronological order, the development of human time from our earliest beginnings as homo sapiens sapiens up to today.
These ideas are similar to and concur with the modern science of prospection. This new science holds that the key difference between humans and animals is that we are constantly thinking about the future which requires a sense of time and a memory of the past.
This blog has been online since 2012. It has now registered 59,000 pageviews and in the last two years has averaged 1500 pageviews a month. The audience is worldwide as this publication reaches people in more than half of the countries in the world. Several blog posts have been reprinted at major websites.
I have also compiled five years of this blog into a 600-page ebook which you can download for free at:
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Most of these blog-articles are also available as stand-alone pdf documents you can view and/or download for free at the Academia.edu website. In the last three years, Academia.edu has recorded over 6000 views of my documents, with about 1500 downloads, 200+ followers, and with an audience from more than half of the countries in the world. My work has consistently been in the top 2-5% at this academic website for the last two years.
i.e., the order that the human sense of time developed,
expanded, and then became part of cultures and civilizations.
Human Biology: Animal Senses Compared to the Human Sense of Time
Patterns & Memory
The Human Revolution: Symbolic Culture
How Our Concept of Time Is Embedded & Derived from Our Language
Time & Consciousness
Virtual Human Meta-Time
The Genius of Cavemen
The Birth oF Religion: A Response to the Ideas of Jacques Cauvin
Creation Myths and Consciousness
The Modern-centric Bias Against Prehistoric Cultures: Part 1 & 2
Computing the Winter Solstice at Newgrange: Was Neolithic Science Equal To or Better Than Ancient Greek or Roman Science?
The Ancient Manipulation of Time: Part 1
The Development of Consciousness & the Origins of Modern Religion
Stone-Age Scientific & Astronomical Instruments: Newgrange & Portuguese Burial Tombs Compared
Neolithic Fertility Symbolism During the Winter Solstice at the Newgrange Passage Tomb in Ireland
The Myth of Prometheus and the Modern Science-Psychology of Prospection
Winter Solstice Celebrations: Roman Saturnalia and Modern Christmas
How the Cities Were Dark and the Stars Visible Until Modern Times
How the Discredited Geocentric Cosmos Was a Critical Component of the Scientific Revolution
The Ancient Manipulation of Time: Part 2
Ancient Beliefs in Modern Culture
How Photography Changed Time: Part 1 & 2
A Revolution in Time in the Modern Era
Modern Time: Time as a Commodity
School's Most Important Subject: Time
How Culture Plays With Time: Part 1 & 2
How our ancient instincts continue to affect our behavior, especially with modern technology and climate change.
Why We Don't Deal With Climate Change
Human Nature, Climate Change, and Modern Technology