From: William Benzon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 19 Feb 2003 - 17:02:07 GMT
on 2/18/03 8:01 PM, Keith Henson at email@example.com wrote:
> Do you grok computer worms? The sort that clogged the net recently? Just
> about anything you can say about memes and humans has a counterpart in the
> relation of computer worms or viruses and computers. To be useful,
> computers must have some inputs open.
I understand them well enough. I just don't think they tell us anything
useful about how human brains work. In general, I'm quite skeptical about
the general analogy between brains and computers. There is little evidence
that brains function by passing patterns of bits from one place to another
and by transforming one pattern of bits into some other pattern.
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