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One has to split the hair to find any difference between
Changeux's theory of how the brain evolves and "learns" and
Gerald Edelman's neural darwinism.
Since they are both very convoluted writers, the task is virtually
impossible on a scientific basis.
The visible difference is that Edelman sticks to neuroscience whereas
Changeux has philosophical ambitions and ventures into discussions of
knowledge and morality as biological phenomena. But many of his conclusions
are self-evident truths
(i.e., that the brain is designed to manufacture objective knowledge, which
obviously allows us to survive, whereas it would be more interesting to
discuss why the same brain comes up with so many doubts, a fact that instead
does not seem to contribute to our chances of survival).
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