Re: memetics-digest V1 #1318

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue 18 Mar 2003 - 12:49:51 GMT

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    On Monday, March 17, 2003, at 11:22 PM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > When each performance must be anew created, what results out of
    > such an evolution must be accordingly ' anew ' on whatever level !?
    > No !?

    Yes, Kenneth, but it is my argument that such things as spider webs and cultural performances are not only analogous, but, yes, new, each and every time. Web1 is not web2, and dance1 is not dance2, because, at base level, each exists in a different time and space. Each is also, while using similar techniques of construction, a unique solution, every time, to the problem of what branch to use, and the condition of the wind, and moisture, and other physical and locational demands.

    And each and every performance is just the same- a unique solution to the problem of what step to take, or word to use, or turn to take, or smile, or frown, or dance, or....

    But every step is different, every step new, and, in the event such step is observed and can be attempted, as performance in a similar landscape, it will be culturally useful, as culture demands performer and observer and action from both to continue, and, culture is a continuing and modifying condition of the human creature. We say it is evolving only because it is changing in darwinian fashion, not because it's merely 'different' from one place to another, although that's a clue.

    - Wade

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