From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 19:28:10 GMT
On Friday, May 23, 2003, at 02:43 PM, Richard wrote:
> <<My criticism of the memeinthemind model stems completely from the
> presently basic fact that you can't show me one.>>
> Do you have the same criticism of the theory of gravity?
Interesting that you've brought physics into the discussion.
Does the theory of gravity posit a graviton? I suppose it might.
But, of course, what you are saying is- why can't you accept the theory
of a memeinthemind since there are minds?
Well, one has to get past a theory of mind in order to accept that,
and, well, I think the jury is still out. Lots of very interesting
Well, OK, so 'mind' is out as an analog to gravity. Maybe you are
saying, why can't you accept memesinthemind since there is culture?
And that particular question is precisely why I can't accept
memesinthemind- because I can explain culture without them.
Granted, I have to accept that a meme is not a necessary condition of
the workings of a mind, but, that is relatively easy, as, again, no-one
can show me one.
Seriously, equating gravity with mind is specious.
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