Date: Tue 04 Mar 2003 - 17:29:21 GMT
> On Monday, March 3, 2003, at 09:19 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> > Hokay, take someone, remove their brain, and try to get behavior out
> > of what's left.
> Hokay, take someone at birth, blind 'em and deafen them, and try to
> get cultural behavior out of them.
> I totally agree that behavior is dependent upon an active brain. But I
> also don't need meme-ories within it to produce _cultural behavior_. I
> just raise them within an external culture. They will get memories,
> their language will happen, they will become social, and they will
> perform culturally.
The point is that internal and external, mind and body, are BOTH necessary; mind and internality for storage, selection and mutation, body and externality for communication/replication/proliferation. Evolution cannot subsist in the absence of either.
> - Wade
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