Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id SAA03153 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Wed, 21 Nov 2001 18:37:39 GMT Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 18:32:16 +0000 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying Message-ID: <20011121183216.B3790@ii01.org> References: <20011120165447.A644@ii01.org> <NEBBKOADILIOKGDJLPMAOEBHCIAA.firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline In-Reply-To: <NEBBKOADILIOKGDJLPMAOEBHCIAA.email@example.com> User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.22i From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 02:29:39PM -0500, Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
> Robin, I do see memes as beliefs/ideas rather then actions or patterns of
> behavior. Behavior, as I use the term, ids the resultant of several
> activities that take place in the brain, including the operation of beliefs
> there, plus external conditions that limit or encourage specific patterns.
> Does this make sense?
Of course it does. Behaviour is generated by the interaction between
environment and mind/brain. But I don't see anything there to suggest
that memes should be considered beliefs/ideas. How do these get from
one brain/mind to another? Telepathy?
For once, my randomly selected sig quote actually has some connection
with the content of the message!
-- Robin Faichney "It is tempting to suppose that some concept of information could serve eventually to unify mind, matter, and meaning in a single theory," say Daniel Dennett and John Haugeland. The theory is here: http://www.ii01.org/
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