From: Wade T.Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 01 Nov 2002 - 23:01:39 GMT
On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 05:39 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> But your memeinthebody model
No, it is _not_ a memeinthebody model- that is _your_ model.
The pemetic model is a memeinperformance model.
Here's the complete scan of definitions of 'performance'. The pemetic
model also assumes the axiomatic position that an observer and a stage
are also conditions of the cultural unit. Your model does not, and that
is its glaring flaw, and one that is unrecoverable from, IMHO.
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913):
Performance \Per*form"ance\, n.
The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action;
execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by
action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.
Promises are not binding where the performance is
2. That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or
carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat;
esp., an action of an elaborate or public character. ``Her
walking and other actual performances.'' --Shak. ``His
musical performances.'' --Macaulay.
Syn: Completion; consummation; execution; accomplishment;
achievement; production; work; act; action; deed;
From WordNet (r) 1.7:
n 1: a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten
different performances"; "the play ran for 100
performances"; "the frequent performances of the
symphony testify to its popularity" [syn: public
2: the act of performing; of doing something successfully;
using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing
it; "they criticised his performance as mayor";
"experience generally improves performance" [syn: execution,
carrying out, carrying into action]
3: the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other
entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at
the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C
4: process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of
its engine determine its operation"; "the plane's
operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking
performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance
conformed to high standards" [syn: operation, functioning]
5: any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance
under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in
one game his performance merits awe"
And, who can actually observe the mind? Really? Seriously?
> fMRI and PET scan experimental evidence is corroboration enough to
> sustain the theory
Okay, if anyone is listening, does anyone else here agree with this?
IMHO there is not sufficient evidence from any source to corroborate the
memesinthemind conjecture, much less (or more, can't tell which),
corroborate the existence of 'mind', but, who am I?
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