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  • adj. Describing any form of heredity that does not involve genetics


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extra- +‎ genetic


  • As long as human communication is dominated by the written and spoken word, a distributed intelligence like The Dood will probably be the ultimate in extragenetic memory storage -- an authentic momument to humanity.

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  • This increase in computer use is but the latest in a long line of extragenetic adaptation that has included the use of fire, the wheel, and cities.

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  • Even if the answer to that question is a "yes", the next question is more provocative to me -Is the degree of communion on areas such as cognition and communication making this extragenetic adaptation distinctive from other inventions such as bricks and mortar, possibly making this new human behavior a shift analogous with the domestication of animals?

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