Date: Sun 20 Oct 2002 - 20:14:01 GMT
> > > From: <email@example.com>
> I wrote,
> > > Ok Joe, this sounds right to me, just one question !
> > > What makes a pattern or whatever similar so that one is excitated
> > > by performing it and another by observing it !?
> > >
> > > What is in the meme that makes it in both occasions transferable,
> > > out of the brain and absorb by the other !?
> > >
> > That is the memetic part; the part that manages to make a behavior
> > not just interesting to perceive, but also to attempt to perform.
> Ok, I got that ! But the fact remains, what is that part !?
> What is the part within the choreography that brings out the best in
> the dancer !? In a sense we can 't know that, we would have access to
> man 's dreams and fantasies !
That part is different, depending upon the memeplex of which it is a part and the subset of humans to which it appeals.
> > > You can perform a behavior of which you are completely wild about,
> > > but for me it could stay death meat, what makes it different of
> > > the one mentioned above !?
> > >
> > That's where hooks come in; hooks work by exploiting the basic
> > drives of our common humanity and attempt to penetrate culturally
> > (that is, memetically) obtained individual filters whose job is to
> > preserve the memes to which they are attached by blocking the
> > reception of possible competitors. "There is no God but Allah" is
> > such a filter.
> Same question here, why are those called hooks and why are others
> simply left behind, progressively set on the sideway so to speak !?
Hooks appeal to the basic common human drives; sex, sociality, security, hunger ant thirst, fear of death, etc. This ensures that they will appeal to the greatest cross-section possible of those to which they are exposed. The better hooks work and their respective memeplexes are proliferated; the worse ones don't, and their repective memeplexes die out - or get better hooks.
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