Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying

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    Hi Robin Faichney -

    >memetics is entirely mechanistic and deterministic.

    Okay, since I do understand that point (and, yeah, I am meandering amidst
    the points, with no ascertainment of my own in this arena, as you've
    seen), accepting it would seem to reduce it to meaninglessness, as it
    merely becomes a description of a facet of another, more reductionist,
    mechanism, namely evolutionary adaptation in the form of sexual genetic

    Which only makes it a process.

    Which may be acceptable as a descriptor, but, IMHO, it makes the meme
    itself unimaginable.

    Which is perhaps as it should be.

    - Wade

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