Date: Fri 01 Nov 2002 - 22:32:29 GMT
> On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 12:58 , email@example.com wrote:
> > Selection and mutation happen mainly internally and cognitively,
> > while communication and transmission - that is, attempts at
> > replication - is an external action function.
> Selection and mutation also happen in the transmission, and even in
> the performance. I have no idea whether or not anything in the mind
> 'mutates' or gets 'selected' until I see a performance.
The fact that you cannot observe something does not entail that it does not exist, or otherwise rocks would be molecule-thin shells.
> And, again, even the performer is unaware, at all times, of the
> _actuality_ of his performance (as this is, as you pointed out, always
> a _future_ event, as the neural firings precede the muscular
> activations), regardless of skill level or interior preparation. (Yes,
> this bit of neurological news was the actual tipping point eureka
> kernel of physical fact that popped the whole pemetic model into view
> for me.)
It is also the kernal that experimentally establishes the chronological precedence of the thought over the action.
> Rarely does anyone ever say, 'gee, that happened just as I thought it
> would', although that is not, with good controls, and/or elementary
> requirements for performance, unlikely. Cultures continue precisely
> because performances are likely to be close if not indistinguishable
> replications of the original, since the culture itself sets the
> requirements for the performance. But each performance is a new one, a
> different one, by a different self, in a different time and space.
> Cultures are, if nothing else and not illusory, the stage set and
> technical directions for performance.
Different in the sense of being not identical but not different in the absolute sense, as beign nonrelational. And they relate precisely as individual effects of a common internal memetic cause.
> - Wade
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