Date: Sun 18 May 2003 - 19:00:39 GMT
Wade (to Reed)
Once the performance is over, the meme
is over. That was it. Finito.
The performance model does not accept any other existence to a meme
other than the moments of its activity.
If this were indeed the case, then evolution cound not occur, for
mutation could not occur (since there are not two mutationally different
strains to compare), and selection could not occur (since nothing could
be repeated by the recipient, it being a shiny new and nonrelational
meme). Congratulations, Wade: You've just excised evolution entirely
from your possibility realm, and I'm not sure what you're left with (except
that it is fragmented and behaviorist), but it sure as hell ain't memetics.
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