Re: Aunger vs. Pinker on Galton

From: John Wilkins (
Date: Thu 21 Apr 2005 - 03:32:12 GMT

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    On 21/04/2005, at 12:15 PM, Scott Chase wrote:
    > Aunger cites someone named Juan Delius in an endnote.
    > He calls Delius "a prominent neuroethologist" (page
    > 347). Not familiar with Delius firsthand yet. In this
    > endnote Aunger also references the Hebbian synapse.

    Delius is also cited by Dawkins somewhere. He published a paper in which he claimed that a meme is a constellation of activatable neurons.

    Delius, J. (1991). The nature of culture. The Tinbergen Legacy. M. S. Dawkins, T. R. Halliday and R. Dawkins. London, Chapman and Hall.

    He sent me a copy of it - I have it somewhere.

    John S. Wilkins, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biohumanities Project
    University of Queensland - Blog:
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