Re: I know one when I see one

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Fri 01 Nov 2002 - 23:01:39 GMT

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    On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 05:39 , 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
              impossible. --Paley.

        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;
             exploit; feat.


     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
             minor concerto"
          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?

    - Wade

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