Date: Mon 10 Mar 2003 - 00:02:38 GMT
> On Sunday, March 9, 2003, at 03:17 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> > But we do not live in an isolated present, bereft of memories and
> > anticipations. You illegitimately fragment the phenomenological
> > flow of sequential consciousness into a polyfurcated string of
> > nonrelational moments.
> Hmmm. I do?
> Don't seem like that to me. We do not, indeed, live in an isolated
> present- it is filled with performances caused by memories and
But such a state would not permit a performance which unfolds through the passage of spatiotemporal change - which is every performance that is not instantaneous and infinitesimal.
> I only fragment the actual performance from these memories and
> anticipations, and I do so legitimately- please ask any performer.
No, the performer would have to acknowledge that the performance that is performed, if it is indeed meaningful and intentional, has its multiple genesii in the stored memories of past experiences.
> And it is culture that determines the relations of the moments.
Culture is determined by human brains. If we could eliminate culture completely, humans would build another one, but if we eliminated human brains completely, culture would disappear, not to be rebuilt until the great apes evolve some more.
> - Wade
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