Re: memetics-digest V1 #1307

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Sun 09 Mar 2003 - 17:17:00 GMT

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    On Sunday, March 9, 2003, at 07:17 AM, Kenneth wrote:

    > If thus I didn't write this, I still have added something to the
    > social/cultural intercourse.

    Non-logical conclusion....

    Because, because, you did.

    You did.

    And, by definition, intercourse requires such performance.

          n 1: communication between individuals [syn: social intercourse]

    And adding something to culture requires intercourse, also by definition.

          n 1: a particular civilization at a particular stage
          2: the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social
          3: all the knowledge and values shared by a society [syn: acculturation]

    I don't want to sound too granola, regardless of where I write from, but your sharing did require performance, not non-performance.

    Performance n.
        The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action;
        execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by
        action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.

              Promises are not binding where the performance is
              impossible. --Paley.

        2. That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or
           carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat;
           esp., an action of an elaborate or public character. ``Her
           walking and other actual performances.'' --Shak. ``His
           musical performances.'' --Macaulay.

        Syn: Completion; consummation; execution; accomplishment;
             achievement; production; work; act; action; deed;
             exploit; feat.

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