Re: Memes inside brain

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    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:

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