Date: Mon 26 May 2003 - 20:42:54 GMT
> On Monday, May 26, 2003, at 03:22 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> > Either
> > memories thoughts and ideas are [...] in the brain or they are not.
> They are, this is granted, [although, I dislike the term 'encoded'].
Every form, to exist, must be instantiated in matter (Aristotle's hylomorphic composition). The manner of that instantiation is an encoding, and there may be, and usually are, multiple encoding possibilities.
> > If they are encoded, then certainly the communcable subset of them
> > that is, memes, are also cortically encoded.
> Not granted, as this, again, is hand-waving about the cognitive
It is logically impossible for a set to be present and for a subset of it to be absent; this has been known since the greeks formulated logic. There is nothing about communicability that would prevent those items of memories, thoughts and ideas that are communicable from being encoded in a brain that encodes incommunicable items of these.
> - Wade
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