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Joe, Since Chimps are able to recognize themselves in the mirror are they showing this recursivity and self/other conciousness in their society in a similar way as we do?....jim
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From: "psypher" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: virus: Re: Technology (was manifest science) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date sent: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 11:52:48 -0400 (EDT) Send reply to: email@example.com
> At the conclusion of a very thorough post was written:
> > The analogy to evolution is weak. Conscious direction of the process
> > makes the "evolution" of technology something rather different from
> > the evolution of organisms, or molecules.. it's hard enough to make
> > the analogy between memetic and biological evolution useful, despite
> > the (in my opinion) greater similarity..
> > -Engan
> ...what is it, do you suppose, which differentiates the process of
> our consciousness from any other?
Dynamic interrelation and recursivity? Self(and other)-awareness, self(and other)-consciousness and self(and other)-reference?
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