From: Wade Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 01 Nov 2002 - 21:11:47 GMT
On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 03:39 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Pemes would necessarily have to be tokens of meme types.
Again, you cross models to say that. Pemes are the _only_ units of
cultural transmission in the pemetic model and the pemetic model has no
need for memesinthemind. The 'type/token' relationship you are so fond
of is only an interpretation of the similarity of performances, not any
actuality of them.
In the memesinthemind model, yes, the performance has to be a token of
the meme type. But the memesinthemind model does not use pemes- the
cultural unit is the memeinthemind, not the performance. The performance
is only an instantiation of the meme in the memesinthemind model.
Such instantiation still, to be accepted by anyone, needs _some_ proof
there is a memeinthemind (different from ideas, considerations, mental
rehearsals, etc.) to begin with.
Not just a conjecture, silly as it is.
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