From: Bill Spight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 25 Mar 2005 - 15:54:08 GMT
> If people learn all the roles of a game even if they
> only play one, these other roles are stored in memory
> and can be recalled later when the situation warrants.
> "Unexpressed" yes, but not expressing oneself is
> something that need not require a genetic analogy.
"If the situation warrants" was not exactly what I was talking about.
People are often shocked at their behavior when this sort of thing
occurs: E. g., "I'm sounding just like my mother!"
I agree that calling such memes "unexpressed" does not require a genetic
analogy, but it fits with that analogy. External circumstances (external
to the cell) affect gene expression, as do other genes.
> There are times when I'm tongue tied during a
> conversation and...ummm...can't quite remember what
> would be best to say until later. I have difficulty
> expressing myself at that moment. There's probably
> lots of dormant memories we all carry which await the
> proper cue to be "ecphorized" (cough, cough). These
> "traces" are currently not expressed. Are they
> recessive? Are those that are expressed dominant?
I think you want to address that question to Kate, not me. In fact, I
hope that she will respond to the rest of your note.
> I also contrasted truth value to
> dominance/recessiveness using the flat earth example.
Is the belief that the earth is flat a meme? In modern times, I suppose
so, but what about in the pre-Columbian Great Plains of North America?
Among land-locked peoples the earth is apparently flat, and if people
were not taught otherwise, that belief was widespread without cultural
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