virus: Consciousness Explained

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:02:30 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 14 Oct 1997, Robin Faichney wrote:

> > longer an active listmember. Conciousness Explained, for starters...
> >
> My copy of it has been out on loan since before I got
> seriously interested in memetics! And I never read
> more than a couple of chapters. I get the impression
> he uses it in there... anyone care to do a overview of
> the argument? Would "consciousness is just a meme"
> cover it, by any chance?

Well, no, not really. There are some approximations among the reviews
available at You can access them with any web browser by
connecting to and using their search function for the
title, or by connecting directly to
for the same result.

I could swear I wrote one myself, but it seems not to be there. This is
annoying, as I don't like duplicating effort. If forced to summarize the
very rich book in one line, I guess I'd say something like "Consciousness
is an ongoing process emergent from the brain's complex data-evaluation
and self-examining feedback/correction systems."

frustrated by search engines this morning, as searching the list archives
for previous descriptions seems not to be working for her