Date: Wed 16 Oct 2002 - 18:18:19 GMT
> On Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 01:05 , email@example.com
> > You can do the work ahead of time, and then perform it later.
> I'll say that on my job resume, and see if it will fly with any
It'll do just fine, and always has, with mental workers, such as mathematicians, who can evolve their innovations in spare moments. What you don't seem to realize is that your strategy failed thirty years ago. At that time, behaviorists insisted that since they could not look into the black box between stimulus and response, that it didn't exist for them. This definitional delusion was shattered by the cognitive revolution of the '70's and '80's. If you insist that a meme does not exist until it is acted out, then you obviate the necessity for observation of others' performances or listening to others' communications, for by your definition, no meme can be thusly replicated. A person who views a performance, reads a book or parses a communication, by this definition, is no more likely to engage in the performed behavior, or a behavior the essentials of which are communicated in spoken or written discourse, than a person who did not receive same, since by your definition, there is no internal meme, so one could not have passed inside the viewer, reader or listener. Thus by your excision of internalization you have cut off the possibility of memetic replication, since there can be nothing beneath the surface of the witness to which a witnessed behavior might adhere, either initially, or between performances. Since behaviorism failed when applied to human action generally, why should it succeed for the subset of replicable actions?
> - Wade
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