Date: Sun 03 Nov 2002 - 20:38:25 GMT
> On Sunday, November 3, 2002, at 03:03 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I recognize that self-conscious awareness is a special emergent
> > quality born of a quantity/complexity quotient, and, though quite
> > common on planet Earth (although still comprising only a miniscule
> > percentage of the life forms here), is exceedingly rare in the
> > universe at large as far as we know. It grants us freedom of choice
> > and some degree of imaginative awareness of the consequences of our
> > choices, and allows us to view our interrelations with each other
> > and with the ecosystem we share, and develop sets of rights and
> > responsibilities to allow for both our own perpetuation and the
> > perpetuation of our environment (and these are intimately
> > connected).
> One of the reasons I get up in the morning (besides the promise of
> coffee, the insistent bladder pressure and the sun in my eyes), is to
> read things like this from Joe, which I immediately store in my own
> little head and own getting fuller hard drive. And not one mention of
> a meme in all of the above.
> Self-conscious awareness answers a lot of the questions about why we
> do things. Genetically predisposed behaviors answer lots of others.
> Somewhere, though, there is something else around us and behind us,
> pushing us forward, or even pulling us back.
> Culture is the best word for it I know. But, since it is around and
> behind all of us, is it not outside us? And if it is outside us, is
> not its quantum unit (the meme) outside of us as well?
> These are the axioms of the pemetic model.
It's source and destination is inside; it's pathway is between, which is outside both source and destination.
> - Wade
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