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Seeds of the Gods

In End of Innocence, I wrote that there must have been a day, sometime in our remote past, when we humans became aware of ourselves and our surroundings, in a cognitive sense, much like a human child today becomes aware of itself around the age of 18-20 months.

Akhenaten Presenting a Duck to Sun-deity Aten c. 1345-1335 B.C.

And that this awareness could not have dawned upon us in a flash, but rather would have been the result of a long and painstaking effort of observing all the phenomena of nature around us and trying to make sense out of it, until one day, we would have asked ourself questions like, who am I? why am I here, and where exactly is ‘here’?

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