Michael H Goldhaber on Sun, 20 Nov 2005 02:18:36 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> New - Reviews of books I like:

Alan, your current list of books, as impressive as always contains a 
slight error. Edelman's theory of reentry had nothing to do with his 
Nobel Prize, of 1972, which was for the chemical composition of 
antibodies. His theories of consciousness came later.

On Nov 18, 2005, at 10:02 PM, Alan Sondheim wrote:

> Gerald Edelman (whose theory of reentry among other things earned him
> the Nobel) mentioned both - James as a precursor and antidote to
> traditional AI or other hard-wiring approaches to the mind, and Darwin
> in relation to 'neural Darwinism,' competitions among groups of cells
> in development.

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