Niels Jerne
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Philosophy of Mind

  • Immune system as a Darwinian system
  • The immune system routinely manufactures all the antibodies it will ever need
  • When the body is attacked by foreign antigens some antibodies are selected
  • A concept chosen by the environment among a pre-existing array of concepts
  • Mind manufactures chaotic mental events that the environment orders into thought
  • Socrates: all learning consists in being reminded of what we already know
  • The genes encode a "library". The environment picks up a specific book
  • The mind already knows the solution to all the problems that can occur in the environment in which it evolved over millions of years
  • The mind knows what to do, but it is the environment that selects what it actually does

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