Re: The necessity of mental memes

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >perception and action matter completely in your model, and cognition not
    >at all

    Interesting. Not that I deny cognition, of course, but, I just don't see
    anything _internally_ memetic about it. I give to cognition what is

    And, my model doesn't deny cognition- it makes it one of three players,
    with perception and action, of memetic behavior.

    Hawking might be one of those accidental fortunately unfortunate cases. I
    don't know enough about his physical condition to go on. But, I was under
    the impression his perceptions of eyesight and hearing were not hampered,
    and that the degeneration of his body was not natal, in that he developed
    fully as far as language and intellect were concerned before his
    condition manifested. But, I don't know. Like feral children, people with
    afflictions are unhappy accidents who can help studies of cognition and

    And, again, compensations.

    - Wade

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