From: Wade T. Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 02 Mar 2003 - 15:43:59 GMT
On Sunday, March 2, 2003, at 01:26 AM, memetics-digest wrote:
> What is required is semantic content, that is,
> that the information can be understood by a self-conscious awareness
> and replicated between a multiplicity of them.
There is no need for the _same_ information (or whatever one calls the
remembered process) for one individual to perform a similar behavior as
someone else. In fact, there are more than enough examples of
non-identical referents producing similar artifacts and behaviors that
there is no sense whatsoever to claiming the information, the semantic
content if you will (although I reject that term as well), within one
individual's brain be identical, or even a copy, of the information
Similarity of behavior or artifact is all that is necessary, and
culture needs only to use what is necessary to continue.
A set of similar behaviors, within cultural contexts, are what I call
What is understood is not discernible, perhaps never will be, and
certainly does not have to be identical to perform similar behaviors.
The memeinthemind model is dependent upon a ghost.
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