Daniel Dennett on the birth of words

Pruning the neurons, competence without comprehension, the soul of white ants, eukaryotes, memes as rogue cultural variants, words are memes that can be pronounced, memes are thinking tools, words are not unlike viruses, free-floating rationales, ‘deep learning’, genetic algorithms, we are living in the post-intelligent design era, affordances… Here are just a few seconds of a very interesting talk.

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