From: Wade Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 21:23:44 GMT
On Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 02:30 , Bill Spight wrote:
> adoption means that he is more likely to pass it on purposefully and
> more likely to exhibit it in his life, so that it may be picked up.
Intent is always inferred, but in some instances, may be more rightfully
inferred, as in peoples like the Shakers, to use an extreme example,
but, even in their case, open exhibition of Shaker customs in no way
demands adoption of Shaker beliefs, as no dog that ever jumped through a
hoop needed any belief in the Worm Ouroboros.
Claiming a meme is present in a Shaker's head is bogus.
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