Without Miracle : Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution by Gary Cziko - ISBN 026253147X - MIT Press - 1995
note that this was finished much earlier but without recall, recall starts a month before the current date to already start with very spaced recalls
Reading The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins and his closing chapter on memetics, leading to a more general view on the theory of selection.
Draw a schema (using PmGraphViz or another solution) of the situation of the area in the studied domain before having read the book.
I The Need for Selection
II The Achievements of Selection
- 2 The Fit of Biological Structures
- 3 The Emergence of Instinct
- 4 The Immune System: Selection by the Enemy
- 5 Brain Evolution and Development: The Selection of Neurons and Synapses
III The Promise of Selection
- 6 The Origin and Growth of Human Knowledge
- 7 The Adaptive Modification of Behavior
- 8 Adapted Behavior as the Control of Perception
- 9 The Development and Functioning of Thought
- 10 Cultural Knowledge as the Evolution of Tradition, Technology, and Science
- 11 The Evolution, Acquisition, and Use of Language
- 12 Education: The Provision and Transmission of Truth, or the Selectionist Growth of Fallible Knowledge?
IV The Use of Selection
- 13 Evolutionary Computing: Selection Within Silicon
- 14 The Artificial Selection of Organisms and Molecules
V The Universality of Selection
- 15 From Providence Through Instruction to Selection: A Well-Traveled Road
- 16 Universal Selection Theory: The Second Darwinian Revolution
- Gould & Lewontin (1979)
- organisms or groups of organisms can be considered to be the interactors on the stage of evolution, and it is at the level of interactors that selection takes place.
- interactors who, in cultural evolution, are human agents who in interaction with their environments determine which memes are to be selected and, consequently, replicated.
- See Hull (1988a, pp. 28ff.)
- "interactor-environment interface" seems very close to my Interface notion (cf whiteboard)
Overall remarks and questions
So in the end, it was about X and was based on Y.
Point A, B and C are debatable because of e, f and j.
Draw a schema (using PmGraphViz or another solution) of the situation of the area in the studied domain after having read the book. Link it to the pre-reading model and align the two to help easy comparison.
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