RE: urge to strangle II

From: Richard Brodie (
Date: Sat 24 May 2003 - 16:33:34 GMT

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    Wade wrote:

    <<What I do believe is that culture can be explained with a quantum unit that is a performance comprised of a performer and an observer and a venue, and that all three are minimally necessary and sufficient for cultural evolution.>>

    If you're talking about a Darwinian model of evolution, you need a replicator. Do you consider a performance a replicator?

    And by "quantum unit" are you saying that performances as indivisible?

    << I do firmly believe that cultural evolution is not possible with only a meme in a brain.>>

    On this you have firm agreement from everyone on the list, I'm sure.

    Richard Brodie

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