Re: Logic + universal evolution

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    >From: "Dace" <>
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    >Subject: Re: Logic + universal evolution
    >Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 12:18:08 -0700
    >As this list demonstrates, humans are no less vulnerable than birds to
    >collective mentality and behavior.
    Not being as memocentric as some of the readership here, I don't know
    whether I'm a card-carrying member of the "collective". I'm not totally
    anti-meme, just agnostic.

    Many of us are skeptical of Sheldrake's ideas, but aside from that we have
    quite different views on other topics. A broad brush would obscure the

    Sheldrake's ideas overlap with my interests in places (memory, evolution,
    development, etc) so I might have less clogged ears than others. I still
    don't feel MR has any veracity though. My interest is in the concept and its
    mnemic bases.

    Haeckel entertained vibrational or wave-motion based theories on heredity
    with perigenesis and plastidules (analogous to Darwin's pangenesis and
    gemmules) . I wonder how this sort of organic memory compares and contrasts
    to Sheldrake's views.

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