Re: Standard definition

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Sun 03 Nov 2002 - 19:04:42 GMT

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    Dear Wade,

    > > 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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