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dc.contributor.authorRappaport, Margaret Boone
dc.contributor.authorCorbally, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-02T21:15:01Z
dc.date.available2018-07-02T21:15:01Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-12
dc.identifier.citationRappaport, M. B. and Corbally, C. (2015), MATRIX THINKING: AN ADAPTATION AT THE FOUNDATION OF HUMAN SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND ART. Zygon®, 50: 84-112. doi:10.1111/zygo.12161en_US
dc.identifier.issn05912385
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/zygo.12161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628197
dc.description.abstractIntrigued by Robinson and Southgate's 2010 work on “entering a semiotic matrix,” we expand their model to include the juxtaposition of all signs, symbols, and mental categories, and to explore the underpinnings of creativity in science, religion, and art. We rely on an interdisciplinary review of human sentience in archaeology, evolutionary biology, the cognitive science of religion, and literature, and speculate on the development of sentience in response to strong selection pressure on the hominin evolutionary line, leaving us the “lone survivors” of complex, multiple lines of physical and cultural evolution. What we call Matrix Thinking—the creative driver of human sentience—has important cognitive and intellectual features, but also equally important characteristics traced to our intense sociability and use of emotionality in vetting rational models. Scientist, theologian, and artist create new cultural knowledge within a social context even if alone. They are rewarded by emotional validation from group members, and guided by the ever present question, “Does it feel right?”en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWILEYen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/zygo.12161en_US
dc.rights© 2015 by the Joint Publication Board of Zygonen_US
dc.subjectaestheticsen_US
dc.subjectanthropologyen_US
dc.subjectcreativityen_US
dc.subjectemotionen_US
dc.subjectevolutionary biologyen_US
dc.subjectMatrix Thinkingen_US
dc.subjectsemioticsen_US
dc.subjectsentienceen_US
dc.subjecttheology and scienceen_US
dc.titleMATRIX THINKING: AN ADAPTATION AT THE FOUNDATION OF HUMAN SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND ARTen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Vatican Observen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Astronen_US
dc.identifier.journalZYGONen_US
dc.description.note24 month embargo; published online: 12 February 2015en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleZygon®
dc.source.volume50
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage84
dc.source.endpage112
refterms.dateFOA2017-02-12T00:00:00Z


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