[extropy-chat] limits of computer feeling

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Tue Mar 20 18:03:01 UTC 2007

On 3/20/07, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is interesting to note that we may be undergoing a transition from
> a Darwinian evolution to an almost exclusively Lamarckian mode.
> Acquired and desired characteristics will become heritable and will
> provide the vast majority of the variability between individuals that
> is necessary for selection to occur.

And the emerging field of epigenetics, part of the trend toward
considering systems in both evolutionary and developmental terms
("evo/devo"), lends credence to the long-held suspicion that there's
something more fundamental behind Darwinian evolution.

- Jef

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