Re: memetics-digest V1 #1318

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue 18 Mar 2003 - 12:49:34 GMT

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    On Monday, March 17, 2003, at 11:22 PM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > People who
    > have had the left side of their brains removed are able to move the
    > language
    > processing to the remaining right side of the brain. Isn't that
    > evidence of
    > the brain changing at the organism level?

    It is not evidence of _evolution_, only that the organism itself is capable of adapting by utilizing different 'circuits' if you will, but none of these things are physical, genetic, organism-level, changes.

    The human has a brain that is capable of the complexities of self-consciousness. Such a brain has many solutions for many problems, and it is a dynamically functioning organ, not a pre-wired and unadaptable microchip.

    - Wade

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