From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 07 Jun 2003 - 00:18:54 GMT
On Friday, June 6, 2003, at 08:10 PM, Chris wrote:
> So what is an internal dialogue under that model?
Just that and nothing more. And that is enough, since this internal
dialogue is only a facet or a quality of one of the agents of culture.
> So again, what about imagining a game of baseball - all nine innings if
> you like, with historical all star squads - does that informational
> pattern have no existence in reality?
That internal dialogue, or pattern, _has no_ relevant existence to
cultural evolution, which is all I'm saying, and all the memeinthemind
model is _not_ saying.
It doesn't matter one fetid pair of dingo's kidneys whether or not
someone plays a game of _anything_ in their head- unless and until they
actively _behave_ in a venue where they can be observed, there will be
no cultural distribution of their thoughts, their ideas, their
improvements to the game, or anything else.
So, yes, all of that informational patterning does have _no_ existence
as far as culture is concerned. And, since when does culture have to be
concerned with reality?
As far as I know, never. Well, hardly ever. Ask that god knocking at
your back door. After all, this is a thread about religion....
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