From: Ray Recchia (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 13 Jun 2003 - 00:25:13 GMT
At 02:18 PM 6/12/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>On Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 01:33 PM, Ray wrote:
>>encourage and channel creativity and reward members who engage in creative
>>activity while others discourage and punish it.
>That's agreeing with me, wholeheartedly. You are wonderfully describing a
>quality of a cultural venue.
>>Science is a meme that is
>>about generating and filtering new memes. Democracy exists as process for
>>resolving public policy differences based upon the rule of the majority,
>>but if there were no such large scale differences we wouldn't need it.
>>In the last few centuries ideas and new cultural elements have been
>>introduced at unprecedented levels. I don't that is accounted for by our
>>in our genetic makeup. Instead what we have is the flourishing of memes
>>that encourage and promote the generation of new ideas.
>All the above, is, however, just hand-waving.
That's a completely worthless statement. Calling it hand waving doesn't
explain it away in any form. Can you explain the increase in creativity as
anything other than a cultural phenomenon?
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