Re: electric meme bombs

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Wed 16 Oct 2002 - 18:07:11 GMT

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    On Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 01:05 , wrote:

    > to be modified, it has to exist

    Yes, and the reason for that is, it has to be performed and observed.

    Existence of a meme in the brain is totally unproved, (probably unprovable), and completely unnecessary, except as preparation, since the behavior is what is _observed_ by the audience.

    (To continue a thought, you _do not_ know the song you are _about_ to sing. You might have a very, very, good, idea what might happen, but, you don't really _know_. If you can show, anywhere, for almost anything, that full disclosure of the future is a fact, let me know. Even a practiced opera singer, with years and years of training and professional experience, cannot _know_ with completeness the performance they are about to give.)

    There is no meme, as you yourself have said, without a meaning-capable audience.

    And, since there is no meme without an audience, there is no meme without behavior.

    And the reason for that is, the meme _is_ the behavior.

    - Wade

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