Re: virus: Together or Not

Tom Parsons (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 18:00:33 +1300

>Given the fact that both are present in non human species, I still contend
>that the *I* meme is the best candidate. But while we are speculating
>here, it just occurred to me about how that first proto human realizing
>self... Hmmm I wonder if this happened slowly, or suddenly? I will have
>to think about that. Have any ideas?
>Marie L. Foster

Just watch the process happen. It is there to be seen in every infant, as
its hardware and software develop to the point where the *I* phenomenon
(which I doubt is a meme) happens. It is well established that the
conceptual distinction between self and environment occurs in stages.

Surely this individual development is similar to the progression to larger
and differently-organized brains that occurred during our evolution.