Re: Seed AI and aesthetics

Spike Jones (
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 12:49:21 -0700

> > Elizabeth Childs wonders: ...if we don't have some aesthetic memory
> of the dinosaurs...
> >
> >Spike Jones wrote: We dont. Missed em by several tens of millions
> of years...
> Darin Sunley wrote: Aesthetic memory could have been formed in the
> evolution of our
> squirrel-like distant ancestors, which were contemporaries with the
> dinosaurs.

Oops sorry Elizabeth, my bad. I should take the time to look up aesthetic
memory before typing... {8^D Sagan goes down this path a little ways in his book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. There's another precursor to this notion in his Cosmic Connection, but it is not a scientific argument really,
just one of those wonderfully intriguing ideas at which Sagan was so brilliant.