Re: memetics-digest V1 #1306

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Sun 09 Mar 2003 - 00:59:04 GMT

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

    > this thought becomes part of the
    > environment for other thoughts

    I am objecting to this very concept. I see no reason to make any assumptions that one thought, in one individual mind, might somehow find itself in another.

    Cultural evolution and memetic transference require performance, and there is no way to decide or hold that one performer is thinking the same thing another performer is.

    In fact, the disparity of two individuals is a more cogent assumption.

    Person1 is not person2, and 'thought transference' is not what cultural evolution is.

    Vapors and ghosts, this memeinthemind hypothesis.

    - Wade

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