Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 18:53:11 GMT
> On Sunday, October 20, 2002, at 09:42 , Van oost Kenneth wrote:
> > Wouldn 't it than not be better to say that memes are represented as
> > and into behaviors !?
> That creates the impossibility of finding them.
> - Wade
That reasoning brings back echoes of the behaviorists placing the brain in a black box and ignoring what happens between stimulus and response, simply because the intervening processes were not amenable to ready observation. To deny that anything cognitive is happening just because you can't easily observe it is to search for your quarter where the light is better, but not where the quarter was dropped. And as memetic (that is, replicable) behavior must be a subset of behavior in general, the cognitive criticism of behaviorism a forteriori applies to attempts to formulate a behaviorist memetics.
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