From: Van oost Kenneth (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 01 Nov 2002 - 10:51:10 GMT
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From: "Bill Spight" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > After all, if we could give meaning to a complex behavior in ONE
> > word ( lets say walking) is this than so abstract that we can 't get
> > it transmitted " as an unit ", and in the same token wouldn 't that
> > be one single meme !?
> That does happen, doesn't it, on occasion? But in the transmission the
> full meaning is rarely transmitted as a unit. People end up with
> half-baked notions that way. ;-)
I see what you mean Bill, but my take is that by transmitting the meme
of walking, the meaning is transmitted " as an unit ".
Of course you can 't get the full social/ cultural and behavioral epression
of walking in one single word, but our brain is constructed in such a
ways that all of the additional info needed to acquire the full picture of
what walking is and means in our society is set.
The half- baked notions are due, IMO, to ignorance and stupity.
The full meaning had to be constructed from meme- ory, hard-
wired traits and habits and learned/ conditioned behavior.
People often ignore their own contribution, they rely to often on
what is said to be true, they accept to often things without questionin'.
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