Re: Memes and Kemes (spoilers for Benford)

Eric Watt Forste (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 11:14:44 -0700

Anders Sandberg writes:
> An interesting idea. Are we perhaps "conscious-centric"? We regard
> conscious systems as better than non-conscious systems just because
> we (apparently) are conscious. It might be just as silly as
> anthropocentrism or the belief in a fixed self.

Well, I rarely criticize people for being narcissistic. (If
someone is being narcissistic *and* getting on my nerves, I try
to find something other than narcissism to criticize them for.)
And I have always loved Dali's painting "The Metamorphosis of
Narcissus", which hangs in the Tate in London for those of you
lucky enough to be on that side of the Atlantic.

Perhaps there is nothing wrong with being "conscious-centric".

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++ expectation foils perception -pcd