Date: Wed 16 Oct 2002 - 15:54:33 GMT
> On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 09:46 , email@example.com wrote:
> > You are actually attempting to pull a topsy-turvy, where the
> > behavior becomes the meme and the mental configuration is the
> > carrier. But carriers are not modified or selected; memes are.
> Yep, topsy-turvy perhaps, but no meme can be modified (as they all
> must be) until it is observed, and in order to be observed, there has
> to be a performance.
I disagree. A concept can be retooled, a speech can be rewritten or a melody can be recomposed in the mind (I can talk to myself, hear, and play tunes there if I try) before they are ever written down, spoken or sung. I'm certainly observing, and directing, the changes I am willfully mentally making in them.
> The selection only happens when the behavior is behaved.
> What's in the head _is_ the processing factory, the carrier, if you
> will, as we are all carriers of viruses in that way, but the meme
> itself is not there.
> It is what it is when it is, and then it is gone. The observer of it
> might then want to perform it again, and might do so. And so it goes.
Nope. The meme is the single template that inspires multiple performances. It makes no sense to say that Sunday churchgoers reconvert to their faith once a week.
> - Wade
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