Re: Teleology etc.

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    > Don't mistake morphogenetic fields for morphic resonance or formative
    > causation. Sheldrake IIRC even makes the distinction of *morphic* fields. As
    > Ted has pointed out morphogenetic fields are a conceptual direction pursued
    > by others besides Sheldrake, such as Brian Goodwin. Not having read much
    > lately about MF's I can't say a whole lot, except that they are not
    > necessarily connected with Sheldrake's ideas, common misattributions beside
    > the point.

    Yeah - morphogenetic fields have *zero* to do with all the morphic stuff
    (some memetic niche overlap there...). Goodwin does good
    biochemistry/biology as far as I know. I only read the one book
    (Leopard), but had a little chat with him at a conference a few years
    ago and he appears to be a normal biologist(!).

     Chris Taylor ( »people»chris

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