From: Van oost Kenneth (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 06 Apr 2003 - 11:05:05 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wade T. Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Culture is what happens when enough similar performances exist within
a specific time and space. That is not to say that culture can 't happen and sits within a mind....! Wade,
> No, that is _precisely_ what I am saying. Culture does not and cannot
> happen by sitting in an individual mind. It needs to have players that
> get up and be seen performing. And the players of culture are not just
> individual performers, but the places and times they perform within and
> the things they perform with.
Not to nit- pick but in the end it all boils down to what we
perceive and in what ways our brain process the information.
Whatever kind of players involved and in whatever ways they perform and
in whatever ways we perceive/ process the information in the end the result
is individualisticly adjusted, corrected, processed or whatever.
Non of us do have the same thoughts, twice for that matter.
> No man is an island.
In the bitter end and in all respects, we are !
How we perceive culture, society or whatever is individualisticly
biased within the space/ time_ only in what we agree upon ( what
defines culture and what are social traits/ habits and what are
decent social behaviors/ conducts) we have a communal matrix.
People can 't handle their intrinsic ' loneliness '_ better would be,
their intrinsic ( genetical/ memetical) uniqueness.
And that results into acts of groupsbehavior/ groupsbounding.
Monogamy p.e. can be explained as a by- product of such an
evolutionary process. Memetically speaking raising a family is
better for the propagation of memes, and in the same time we
aren't alone. Nature provided us with a mechanism for just
doing that it seems, but IMO that ain 't the way it supposed
That is my opinion....
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sun 06 Apr 2003 - 10:49:19 GMT