From: Wade T. Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 14 Mar 2003 - 16:17:22 GMT
On Friday, March 14, 2003, at 10:55 AM, memetics-digest wrote:
> The only thing consistent about a meme is the information. So memes
> can be
> stored off line as it were on paper, etc. Not that it has any effect
> stored on paper until it get into someone [sic] brain.
"Brains obtain information about the world through the consequences of
own embodied actions. The information thus obtained is used in
meaning and is then discarded."
Your case is looking so meagre, now, Keith, that I have little or no
reason to review it anymore. 'Stored off line' indeed. Meaningless
comments about a meaningless process. 'Effect' indeed, as if there is
any information contained in those Tlingit artifacts waiting to get
into someone's brain, regardless of who they are, even if they are
descendants of the tribe itself that created that artifact.
The whole 'meme as information in a brain' hypothesis is pure and
magical speculation, and I see no reason to even entertain it.
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