From: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 10 Apr 2005 - 00:02:17 GMT
--- Bill Spight <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear Kenneth,
> > But what if the individual ( personal) memeset is
> working totally on its
> > own, with no outside connection or attachment !?
> > What then !?
> Then we do not have memes, because memes are
But after the part youu responded to Ketth said:
> What if collectiviness is just a result of how
> individual stances were
> arranged and organized !?
> Darwinian processes of selection and evolution would
> be involved,
> but were to be NOT the motor behind the scheme !?
Someone could argue that given our limited cognitive resources ideas could compete for space *within* our noggins. I know the shelf space I have is limited and limits how my books will be displayed for my perusal. The time I have to read is limited too. Based on what books I see that catch my eye, I'll need to budget my time accordingly. My processing capacities are limited and memory sux so this will play a role in what ideas in that limited subset of books stick with me over time. Yet external factors influenced the writing, publication and marketing of these books. The bookstore I bought them from might not have them in stock, so my ability to search amazon and other databases plays a role in what I might buy. Some books go out of print so interlibrary loan could be a factor in the cases where they are not available for sale and hard to find, so I can check them out and read them for the limited time of the checkout period allowed by a library system with formulated policies in that regard. Speed reading ain't my strong suit.
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