From: Bill Spight (email@example.com)
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
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri 25 Mar 2005 - 16:09:37 GMT