Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying

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Date: Tue Nov 20 2001 - 18:50:04 GMT

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    > Tell me, Ted, where did you get the idea that memes are ideas?
    > As opposed,
    > say, to patterns of behaviour?

    I dare say one needs to preface all correspondence to this list
    with one's personal definition of 'meme'.

    Mine seems to reside somewhere within the mechanisms that allow
    humans the capacity to create- a function of mind connecting
    curiosity and observation and memory- but I'm not sure which
    came first, memes or culture.

    I don't, personally, want to just make them patterns of
    behavior, mostly because we can see that in the amoeba. And,
    yes, I'm sapiens-centric enough to not want more connection than
    required to an amoeba....

    Doesn't mean there ain't something amoeba-ish about our
    behavior, all too often.

    - Wade

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