From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 16 May 2003 - 16:16:53 GMT
On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 09:55 AM, memetics-digest wrote:
> Considering a meme to be the information itself, no matter what media
> information resides in, I think is the maximum truth for the least
Actually finding the information, however, has so obviously been a real
effort, and no-one has gotten there yet.
Therefore, IMHO, the maximum truth for the least effort is the
performance model of cultural evolution.
Only the information that happens is important in this model.
However, 'what happens' is also under contention, and many people here
think 'things are happening' when someone sits and thinks about things,
prior to action or apprehension.
Granted, that individual is doing a lot of work. But none of it, until
and unless he gets up and does something, will have any effect upon
cultural evolution, or even the mutation of the venue within which such
performance must take place.
There are no units of cultural evolution in an individual mind. Nothing
from one mind gets transferred to another. The observer can interpret,
and that is the only physical choice he's got, and the only physical
choice that a culture can use.
So, okay, consider a meme to be the information itself, if you so
Show me this information such that a culture can be altered by it.
Ah, but wait- you can't show me one damned thing until and unless you
Kinda sticks you up a gluey widget, don't it?
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