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Author:  Timothy Schoonover [ Mon May 19, 2003 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  The Balloon of the Mind

Was it just me or was this last chapter totally amazing? I would read the whole book just for this one chapter. The way the mind reconstructs reality is completely fascinating to me. I wish I knew more about linguistics and semiotics and the various theories that run contrary to the ones presented here to be more conversive on the subjects. I guess this is why I am anticipating Blank Slate so much.

Even still, I wish I had a better understanding of where the experts differ on these issues. Sometimes it seems that the best way to understand something is to analyze its critics.


Author:  Jeremy1952 [ Mon May 19, 2003 8:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Balloon of the Mind

The best place to go for more depth of the ideas of the final chapters is probably a book Dawkins mentions: Blackmore, The Meme Machine. In his introduction Dawkins admits that Blackmore may have gone just a hint over the top... but its fascinating all the same.


Author:  Chris OConnor [ Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Balloon of the Mind

I've yet to get to the last chapter so stop tempting me to cheat and read it right now! :b

Chris


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