Re: Encoding and Decoding

Robin Faichney (
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 08:54:30 +0100

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 08:54:30 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: Encoding and Decoding
In-Reply-To: <000e01bef8a7$95fd87c0$>

In message <000e01bef8a7$95fd87c0$>,
Aaron Agassi <> writes
>You only hope, some day, to see Neuro Science track a meme
>through every neuron and synapse, all the way through it's transformation.

My view is, that would be too much to hope for. The level of complexity
is such that I don't expect this in the foreseeable future. Remember, I
don't see actual memes in neural activity, but only the i-forms, which
are encoded.

>But on one fine day when this is finally accomplished, will they have
>explained away intelligence, or will they end up understanding how
>intelligence works in detail?

Memetics does not seek to explain "the how" of intelligence (though it
may be connected with "the why").

Robin Faichney
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