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Scott Chase wrote:
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> >Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:08:38 EST
> >Ah, but might it be that we ARE born with enhanced ability to learn certain
> >classes of structures within language, certain types of vocabulary before
> >others, and certain memes similarly? Consider the face-recognizer in the
> >cortex. Nobody had to be taught the importance of a face. Imprinting in
> >birds? Learning and decision tasks put into formats compatible with an
> >animal's normal activities will be better executed than those which in
> So maybe we're born with a bunch of riverbeds needing only some water to
> course through them?
More like we're born with a geology of hard and soft substrates, and
where and how long the water flows determines where the riverbeds are...
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