From: Bill Spight (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 13 Apr 2005 - 15:42:35 GMT
> Yet what about the so-called "benign user illusion" or
> the notion that "self" is but a memeplex?
The meme only view has been plainly refuted by a simple experiment. If
you ask a young child who is naive about such things to take a small
stone in hand, run by a box, and drop the stone into the box, the first
time around the child will let go of the stone when it is directly over
the box. The child plainly believes that the stone will drop straight
down, ignorant of the inertial effect of running. This belief is not
memetic. Not only has it not been transmitted to the child, it differs
from the cultural meme which is taught in school.
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