Re: memetics-digest V1 #1304

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 17:32:00 GMT

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    On Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 11:49 AM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > Let's say I *don't* buy the house. My impression is
    > that you would say this lack of action has no meaning at all.

    I would say I would not have had, nor could I have deducted, any idea that you were thinking of buying a house at all, unless you tell me
    (perform) that you were.

    Thus your not buying the house indeed has no meaning, to the time/space of social performance, whatsoever, as it was not a player on that field, thus it has no meaning to culture, thus it has no meaning to memetics, which is the discovery of darwinian processes in cultural transmission.

    What is not performed is not created in cultural time/space, and cannot be a player in the memetic field. Even the substitute players are presented upon the bench for all to see, as sitting on a bench being ready to play is also a performance in the time/space, but, not even being there is not. In this case of yours, and in the case of Joe's singing, there was not even a potential player evident upon a bench.

    - Wade

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