Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id UAA26575 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Wed, 16 Jan 2002 20:32:52 GMT Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 12:28:27 -0800 Message-Id: <200201162028.g0GKSRR28768@mail3.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [18.104.22.168] From: "Joe Dees" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Do all memes die out or evolve? I think not. Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
>Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 15:05:05 -0500
> Re: Do all memes die out or evolve? I think not. Wade Smith <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.orgReply-To: email@example.com
>On Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at 02:33 , Joe Dees wrote:
>> The leap in intelligence you invoke would certainly leave its
>> beneficiaries aware of the functionality and utility of the
>> multiplication tables.
>Are we aware of the functionality and utility of our thumbs?
>Well, I'll start an answer- yes, we are aware that our thumbs
>are unique, and we even differentiate species by the
>opposibility of their thumbs.
>But, are we _aware_ of the functionality and utility of our thumbs?
>Are we _aware_ of anything that is second nature?
>This is also linked in with the memetics as brain-washing thread
>that's been started.
>Although, well, calling a spade a spade has always been my motto.
IOW, you are proposing a hardwired multiplication table (and possibly a hardwired periodic table of elements as well) so that children would no longer have to learn them, but would instinctually know them. If I were gonna live for another hundred thousand years, I'd be willing to take bets that such will not happen within that time.
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