From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 15 May 2003 - 18:55:47 GMT
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From: "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com>
> On the other hand, if the performance model is to be utilized, then all
> these agents and processes are not tools of some weird, replicating
> mental entity, but, tools of the culture of a society of humans
> (perchance animals, I haven't accepted the arguments for memetic
> activity in non-humans as of yet, but I'm listening), and cultural
> evolution, as a process, is the result of performances (with performer
> and audience, without which no evolution is possible, as human genetic
> evolution is not possible without sex), which, as quantum units of such
> evolution, the performance model calls a meme, because, at its root
> definition, a meme is the quantum unit (the smallest quantity of some
> property that a system can possess) of cultural evolution.
Still I have observations to make,
But how ' little ' or how ' big ' is than the meme itself in the
model !? How small or how big is the smallest quantity to define it as the
meme !? One word, one sentence, one book, an episode of Bonanza,...?
I see more ' contents '. IMO a meme to its full abstract extremes must have
more greater matter, must amount to much more. A meme is the full infor-
mative abstraction, for that and one specific moment in the space/ time of
any or one's first performance and the cumultative follow- ups.
We ' pick ' out what represents what is close to our extistent cognitive
But personally I go for the term ' recognition '....
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