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On Sunday, February 17, 2002, at 04:47 , Dace wrote:
> To be memetic,the behavior must be self-motivated, a product of
> culturally imposed habit
The behavior-only stance just eliminates (as impossible to determine)
the 'to be memetic' step.
Thus, "the meme must be self-motivated, a product of culturally imposed
However, "culturally-imposed habit" is problematic, as, can habits be
said to be self-motivated?
Further, are _any_ habits memes? Or, are all cultural habits memes?
(Static memes of cultural turpitude, like shaking hands, driving on the
right, saying 'excuse me' after belching....)
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