1625Re: [nanotech] Re: Memes vs. miruses
- Jan 2, 2001Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Ed Minchau wrote:
> > Aren't they? A cell, ie a neuron, can be viewed as a little machine;For a more detailed view on this you should check out
> > so can a group of neurons and the connections between them. An idea
(dicovered by Torsten Nahm).
> > is the physical manifestation of a meme in a human brain, formed as--
> > connections are made or lost.
> No. A machine implementing an idea or a design is not the idea or the
> design. If it is special purpose it may be said to embody the design.
> But a computer, for example, is not Microsoft Word (a program) even if
> it is running Microsoft Word (and little else due to bloat!).
> - samantha
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