Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 17:42:02 GMT
> 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.
That's right - it's internal to the cogitator.
> 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.
It certainly has meaning to the person considering it.
> 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
Until the game of life is over, one cannot say what influence a thought may have down the road.
> - Wade
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