Date: Mon 07 Jul 2003 - 19:56:08 GMT
Date sent: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 09:19:41 -0400
Subject: Re: Encoding
From: "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com>
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> On Sunday, July 6, 2003, at 04:53 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> > It is only necessary THAT there be SOME commonly understood encoding
> > type. And where is knowledge of it stored between transmission or
> > reception performances? Why, cognitively and internally, of course.
> The commonly understood encoding type is the language that is supplied
> and maintained in the venue. Knowledge of _this_ language is entirely
> impossible without a culture. No language is discoverable from nature,
> while the _possibility_ of language acquisition is an innate quality
> of homo sapiens sapiens. The actuality of language acquisition is
> culture's job. Language is not simply cognitive and internal. Thus, it
> is necessary that there be some commonly experienced cultural
> environments for understanding.
> Thus, only the meme as performance model explains the evolution of
> things like language and culture within human society.
Languages are learned from outside others, but internalized, remembered and used from within the internal self. BOTH inside and outside are necessary for the explication and use of languages, and thus the one-sided memeisthemotion semimodel is Occamically inadequate for explaining and accounting for the language phenomenon.
> - Wade
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