Re: memetics-digest V1 #1011

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    On Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at 06:59 , Scott Chase wrote:

    > Otherwise what in particular is flawed in the notion that novelty stems
    > from recombination of old material

    It's just too simple.

    > "Our psyche is not so fabulously rich that it can build from scratch
    > each time. Neither does nature."

    Whereas, that is not insipid, but rather evolutionarily valid and on the
    mark. Not to say it isn't richer than most other things, but, it isn't
    omnipotently rich, which is what I think he was getting at.

    > Hoop snakes...yes?

    Okay, here's where I fall- what are hoop snakes and what do they have to
    do with anything?

    - Wade

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