By receiving RNA from the brain of another sea hare, recipients apparently acquired learned behavior from the donors.
Personally, I think the self can be real even if it is complicated; life is equally hard to define but the state of living is still useful to distinguish from alternatives.
Picking up from Random Notes on Doctor Bot Ed (5/10/2012) . . . Back to Robots!! Personally, despite my earlier remonstration, I would be quite happy to learn all sorts of subjects from a robot. A robot is not going to rob us of our humanity and despoil our personhood – after all, we have […]