Re: memetics-digest V1 #1306

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Sun 09 Mar 2003 - 00:55:44 GMT

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    On Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 06:55 PM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > As such it is not part of the culture pool, but its possible potential
    > shapes ideas.

    Again, I'm totally at a loss to see how something completely uncommunicated within an individual's brain is somehow shaping any ideas, whatsoever. If it is not part of the culture pool, it ain't even getting wet.

    If it is not part of the solution, it is nowhere. Nada. I am more than willing to say that an individual can think and manufacture dreams and images within his mind all day long and into the wee hours, but I am not willing to say that, once his performance is over, that what was in his mind was what was performed, or that what was in his mind was apprehended in any way (even if, some future day to be decided, we might look into his brain's processes very minutely), or that subsequent individual minds, forming more thoughts, and hence performing, need have any connection to that original thought, whatever it was.

    At any rate, if there is no performance, there is nothing to apprehend, and nothing to form any thoughts about or to perform again.

    Thoughts held within the brain and non-performance are both culturally useless, and I'm still at a loss to see how they are not.

    Show me what I didn't do today, and I'll tell you what you were thinking....

    - Wade

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