Re: Apoptosis

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Sat Feb 09 2002 - 21:39:36 GMT

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    At 08:44 PM 09/02/02 +0100, "Kenneth Van Oost"


    >Maybe in a way, Parkinson- disease and Altzheimer may be due to the
    >failure of memes !
    >Certain braincells die slowly but relentless. What if those cells are
    >' ordered ' ( memetically ) to kill themselves !?
    >And why not saying that the effectormechanisms are already present
    >in the thought/ memes itself_ primed memetical apoptosis !?
    >Highly speculative, I know !
    >But we need this in order to get around the genetic analogies....

    Excuse me, but attributing Parkinson's and Altzheimer's to memes is
    silly. They have gene based causes that are fairly well understood.


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