From: Wade T. Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 24 May 2003 - 01:57:00 GMT
On Friday, May 23, 2003, at 08:50 PM, Joe wrote:
> My position
> is that both the internal and the external are necessary; the internal
> storage, mutation and selection, and the external for replication.
My position is that the internal and the external are necessary- the
internal (the performer and the observer) for storage and selection,
and the external (the cultural venue, which includes all aspects of the
physical environment, including the presence of the performer and the
observer and their respective behaviors) for storage and mutation and
selection, and the two in concert as performer and observer and venue
for selection and replication.
Not so extreme. And not so very different.
When I said 'performance-only', I meant that only in relation to where
the meme itself, the quantum of cultural evolution, is to be found in
And even the feral, as part of the physical environment, is an aspect
of the cultural venue.
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