Re: memetics-digest V1 #1315

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Fri 14 Mar 2003 - 16:17:22 GMT

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    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 their own embodied actions. The information thus obtained is used in constructing 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.

    - Wade

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