Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 17:58:42 GMT
> On Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 03:05 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > If it is indeed "based upon his apprehension of the original", then
> > it is not totally new, but, along with the original, a token of
> > their common meme-type.
> Nothing is primarily totally new, with few exceptions. Even alien
> life, if it took root here after being carried upon meteorites, is not
> new to the universe.
> But, yes, the common meme-type is what is similar, and allows
> patterned tracking, and provides the continuity we may call culture.
> The forces behind each bemes' creation are not new, but DNA-instructed
> ancient, if not downright hoary.
No, some are hard-wired and some are experientially imprinted; that is, some are genetic and some are cultural.
> Beme1 is never beme2, but, because of sources and environment, can
> differ in only minuscule ways. Traditions are enforced to similarity
> by definition. Among spoken history telling societies, the most
> revered of the tale-tellers is the one who never changes a word. We
> value continuity, choosing to put on our pants left leg first every
Beme (x1), (x2), (x3), ...(xn) may all be seen as externally performed/manifested tokens of the internally stored template meme- type x.
> But, what things are based upon (the meme in the mind operating in
> meme-ory) is highly conjectural, at least, at this point. May this
> lose its mystery, as it is indeed doing. Whether or not the
> nomenclature will prove continuous is another question, on all points.
One other thing that the internal allows us to do is conjecture (free and creative memodification) .
> - Wade
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