From: Bill Spight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 03 Nov 2002 - 19:04:42 GMT
> > I suspect that you mean something different from "meme in the mind" than
> > its proponents do. Would you outline such an experiment?
> In order to show some mental signals without noise or variability, the
> only sort of experiment I could imagine doing would involve creating a
> control subject without cultural mental activity, and this would mean,
> quite literally, a brain in a box.
Methodologically, I think that there are other kinds of controls. :-)
But would you say that the examples of the Wild Child, Kaspar Hauser,
and the poor girl whose parents kept her locked in a closet approach
what you are talking about?
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