Date: Sat 17 May 2003 - 22:22:09 GMT
> On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 09:05 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> > I also can't say or do anything specific without a specific
> > cognitive plan as to what I am going to say or do.
> Yes, you can.
> You can fall. Or choke. Or make an error in the lyrics of a song such
> as saying 'London bridges falling down' rather than 'London Bridge is
> falling down'. (Sorry, Joe, but you yourself have given us an example
> that deflates your argument here.)
> The aleatory is, by definition, without specific cognitive plan, and
> is very, very, much a player in cultural evolution.
> But, perhaps you like being stuck up that gluey wicket.
I can make an error in my plan, but still have had a plan. And falling or choking are not memetically, that is intyentionally meaningfully, laden actions if they are indeed accidental. If they are intentional, as in pratfalls, there is, once again, a plan.
> - Wade
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