Re: electric meme bombs

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sat 19 Oct 2002 - 14:17:53 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wade Smith" <>

    > On Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 02:56 , wrote:
    > > It is the only possible commonality between multiple performances of
    > > the same behavior by a single individual.
    > Repetition is not dependent upon latency.
    > Twitches are multiple performances of the same behavior. So are habits.
    > We have already dismissed these from memetic behaviors.
    > Besides... there is no such thing as identical performances. Song1 is
    > not Song2. This is the very essence of cultural change.
    > Memes do not evolve (snip) <-> Memes are behaviors...
     produced by memeplexes (factories), in our case humans within a shared culture behaving.

    Isn 't this a contradiction in terms !? When the meme of eating with decency results into certain behavior
    ( eating with knife and fork) the meme of eating with our bare hands didn 't evolve in the latter !?

    Isn 't the meme of flying with the Space Shuttle not the evolution of the meme of shooting the arrow !?



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