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> If it can be said that culture is analogous to programs, then, no, there
> is nothing, nohow, to determine what culture the mind is running at the
I can clearly see that your mind was running english language culture
at the time you wrote this.
> There is some reliable evidence that we can tell what emotions are being
> felt, however.
> The interface between emotions and society may well be culture, but, we
I don't see your point.
> do not know, nor can we ascertain, what programs are running (or what
> memes are resident) or even what culture someone is from.
Hm, i can kind of say, that derek stores the meme "memes aren't
stored in brains" and i can see the program running which makes him
defend this meme against it's opponent "memes are stored in brains".
But maybe it's all fake?
> No analytical real time tool (like fMRI) can determine what cultural
> background I have.
> Then again, observation (and what is obvious) is often a trap in science.
As is false belief which observation does not confirm.
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