From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 28 Feb 2003 - 13:47:39 GMT
At 07:45 AM 28/02/03 -0500, you wrote:
>On Thursday, February 27, 2003, at 09:23 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
>>I have intense memories of looking into the Grand Canyon. No doubt the
>>impressions I formed are different in both gross and molecular detail from
>>anyone else who ever looked at the Canyon.
>Yes, you have different information about this Canyon. And yet, with
>similar skill sets, you could draw a picture of it that would be highly
>similar to the one drawn by someone else, with their different information.
>Of course the 'impressions' formed are different. There is no thing that
>is a copy of any information in individual brains.
>How can you hold the 'identical information' theory so highly when you
>yourself have shown us its disproof?
Let's see what I *actually* said.
"I have intense memories of looking into the Grand Canyon. No doubt the
impressions I formed are different in both gross and molecular detail from
anyone else who ever looked at the Canyon. Interesting as these areas of
study are, I don't see where they have application to memes as they are
defined as replicating (transmissible) cultural elements."
I.e., my memory of the Grand Canyon is *not* a meme.
Wade, do you think clipping what I said the way you did is an honorable
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