Quartz & Sejnowski (Q&S) disregard evidence that
suggests that their view of dendrites is inadequate and they ignore
recent results concerning the role of neurotrophic factors in synaptic
remodelling. They misrepresent neuronal selectionism and thus erect
a straw-man argument. Finally, the results discussed in section 4.2
require neuronal proliferation, but this does not occur during the
period of neuronal development of relevance here.