Re: circular logic

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >This process [imitation of actions- let me know if I mis-stated that] has
    >essential things to do with both evolution generally (as
    >a particular instantiation of some evolutionary principles)

    I really do fail to see how evolution requires imitation to produce, say,
    the walking stick insect. (Or anything else, but I wanted an example that
    some people would actually say imitates something else.)

    That mimicry was selected for, not imitated.

    >the human mind, which is the internal environment of memes, is, unlike our
    >ecosphere within which genes must compete, an intentional one.

    The human mind is just another part of this ecosphere- an artefact of the
    developed and evolved brain. That it has intention is probable but
    problematic, but it must also compete.

    - Wade

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