Re: virus: Strange attractors and meta-religions (was God and Level-3)

Martz (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 11:18:58 +0100

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Mark Hornberger <>
>>You and Mark seem convinced that "care for your young" is hard-coded; I
>>guess we'll have to wait for the conclusion of the Genome Project to seek
>>certainty. Learning "how" to care for the young is definitely a learned
>>behavior, and I guess I'll have to give up the discussion at that point.

Sorry to hear that James, but we do seem to have reached an unresolvable
(currently) impasse.

>I know the whole nature/nurture debate has been around for a very long
>time, and we can't be expected to resolve it in a few ten-line posts, but
>it is interesting to talk about, no?

Yes. I'm also very curious to see how the recent cloning breakthrough
hastens our discovery of the answers to these questions. From what I
hear, identical twins are a sought after research commodity in the field
of behavioural science (for obvious reasons). Now that it seems we're
capable of producing them en masse with no restriction as to the number
of genetically identical subjects I think huge strides can be taken. It
can be argued that such experiments are unethical but *someone* will do
them, rest assured, and the most significant outcome of banning the
research is that the scientific community at large may never see the
results of the clandestine lab work.


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