Re: Feral children,

From: Philip A.E. Jonkers (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 02:23:13 GMT

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    On Tuesday 20 November 2001 12:50 pm, you wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > In my post to Philip I made a mistake,
    > I wrote,
    > your brain already made connections which in a sense can be undone,
    > that of course has to be,
    > can 't be undone...

    Gotcha... there are probably a lot of them but are 33,000 genes really enough
    to program something as complex as consciousness, empathy or reasoning
    a priori, i.e. before interaction with other humans. I think it's all in
    memes (-> software): they fill in the mental blanks the genes (-> hardware)
    have left for them.


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