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Hi Scott Chase -
>I guess to sum it up, there's acquired and inherited aspects of wiring.
There is hardwiring which is developmental and _requires_ input, like
language. And culture. And memes. I would not call this 'acquired
wiring', but acquisition it certainly is. The tools of acquisition and
the places to put what is acquired are parts of what is 'hardwired'.
All creatures have unique elements of acquisition- their individually
evolved senses- and homo sapiens has (to all evidences and with sprinkled
and carefully constrained exceptions) a unique system of retention and
utilization of these acquisitions. I prefer the memetic side be the
utilization side. But, I do think (personal feeling, and regardless of
the fact that I'm not convinced, and I totally see an equal balance of
argument from the other camp, and I will sometimes raise the points of
either side) that memetics is unique to homo sapiens.
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