Practopoeisis. Danko Nikolic has it right. I tried to find the wrong, ignored it for a while, returned to it, ignored it again, went back to it. It’s the correct view.
Basically, the kind of trial and error process in evolution also takes place while we think. Right patterns of adaptations lead to solutions.
So epigenetics is but a part of this whole system of knowledge.
Well, my main interest in this is AI and its progress. This particular model, inspired by this view of intelligence, allows for AI that can utilize not just computational agility OR preloading with training models, but utilizes everything in such a way that all knowledge and ability – of whatever source and age- can be utilized to solve problems and can backfeed to modify even the ‘oldest’ items if needed – in the same manner that epigenetics can modify DNA in this model.
So, even if it’s NOT a proper model for viewing intelligence (merging nature and nurture into a cohesive system) – I think it’s a proper model going forward for AI.