Date: Thu 17 Oct 2002 - 03:09:37 GMT
> On Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 10:43 , firstname.lastname@example.org
> > there may be many coins circulated by a
> > person, but they are all stamped from a single internal neural
> > pattern encoding die.
> The fact that every coin stamped in a particular mint is not identical
> would be enough, I think, to state that each meme (or beme, to
> unconfuse the models), is also unique.
Mint errors exist, yet coins are overwhelmingly distingushable according to denomination and country of origin. A cool-looking mint error might be incorporated into a future die design.
> Whether or not a single internal neural pattern is established, is, I
> also think, a matter for future elucidation, (and not something that I
> am ready to accept at this point, regardless of model), and I do hope
> it becomes possible, because-
> > There's only one neural encoding per meme per person,
> - is an as yet unsubstantiated claim.
But a logical and Occamically parsiminous one, with no contrafactual empirical evidence to deny it.
> That there is only one behavior per person is self-evident, but maybe
> that's just as much of a claim.
Yep, and one you yourself have denied, as you keep insisting that every token instance of a behavior type is unique.
> - Wade
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