Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id JAA03955 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Sat, 6 Oct 2001 09:49:27 +0100 Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 09:43:54 +0100 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Brain stores Memes as Form Message-ID: <20011006094354.C967@ii01.org> References: <E15pcMVfirstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <E15pcMVemail@example.com>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 11:15:59PM +0000 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 11:15:59PM +0000, salice wrote:
> I didn't thought about this before but i came just up with it in
> The brain is able to store memes because it can store form.
> The way in which the form is structurally saved in the brain might
> differ between different people, but the form which is saved can stay
> the same. In this way the form which is saved in the brain can be
> transmitted between brains without transmitting the brain structure.
> What do you think?
I think that's absolutely right. The form is differently encoded in
different brains, but it's the same form because it results in the same
behaviour patterns. This is why Dennett says memes are semantic rather
than syntactic. I use the word "form" myself, as you'll see if you
-- Robin Faichney "It is tempting to suppose that some concept of information could serve eventually to unify mind, matter, and meaning in a single theory," say Daniel Dennett and John Haugeland. The theory is here: http://www.ii01.org/
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