Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

From: Wade T.Smith (
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    On Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 08:24 , Bill Spight wrote:

    > Or do you think that
    > there are true memes? If so, what?

    Well, perhaps, but, who cares? As a standee upon the memes are behavior
    side of the fence, all memes are true inherently by virtue of having
    been performed....

    And if one is on the memes as artifact side, artifacts which have strong
    representational truth are true, truth being a correspondence sort in
    this instance, although, as with behavior, its very existence is a truth.

    If one, however, is dedicated to memes as brain/mind items, then, who
    cares? Since when does a brain/mind need truth to work?

    If one thinks that memes are beliefs, then, one has to decide whether
    any belief can be true. (Personally, I view all beliefs as false, but,
    that's me.)

    In other words, I don't think truth is a necessary quality for a meme to
    have, in any of its infestations.

    Truth may indeed be material in some aspects of some informational
    propagation- in science, in particular, since falsehoods are only
    historical curiosities in science- but, in other realms, falsehood is a
    necessary and sufficient condition for continuance, as in any theistic

    Now, being strict, there is no such thing as a false fact, and thus no
    need for true facts.

    - Wade

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