Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 22:34:22 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.
You mean the Shakers died out rather than reproduce even though
(according to you) the prohibition against engaging in sexual behavior was not taught to new members by existent ones, accepted by the neophytes, and subsequently retained in their memory?
> - Wade
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