Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id SAA04697 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Sat, 6 Oct 2001 18:16:09 +0100 Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 18:11:10 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Memes inside brain Message-ID: <20011006181110.B915@ii01.org> References: <E15peHt-0004T2email@example.com> <3BBF33E5.31BE65CA@pacbell.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <3BBF33E5.31BE65CA@pacbell.net>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 09:40:05AM -0700 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 09:40:05AM -0700, Bill Spight wrote:
> I gather from that that you agree that, assuming memes reside in brains,
> they are not transmitted by imitation (necessarily). Right?
I really think you have it wrong when you suggest that a delay means
transmission is not by imitation. The recipient does not, by that
theory, receive the meme by imitating the behaviour. On the contrary,
the imitation proves that the meme has already been gotten. It's not
transmission from one individual to another that's by imitation, but
rather the larger picture, ever onwards...
-- 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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