From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 13:37:32 GMT
On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 04:53 PM, Joe wrote:
> the problem of dealing with multiple differing
> modes of communicating the selfsame meme-type is insoluble within
> the preformance paradigm.
And yet again, _there is no selfsame meme-type_ in the performance
model. This is the basic fact of the model that you have so far refused
to understand. There are only performances that are similar. The effect
of similarity is often and usefully mistaken or used as isomorphic
identity for the purposes of cultural continuation, but this identity
is an illusion, and not just a semantic axiom.
And since there is no problem of selfsame memes in the performance
model, there is _no need_ to attempt to solve it.
All of your criticisms of the performance model have stemmed from this
My criticism of the memeinthemind model stems completely from the
presently basic fact that you can't show me one.
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