RE: Memes inside brain

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    On 10/09/01 08:47, Ryan, Angela said this-

    >Hypothesis: Is it possible that the advent of written inscription, the
    >dissociation of text generation and text transmission though in a linked
    >way, was what made what we now call memetics happen - or from another point
    >of view, become visible?

    A startlingly wonderful question, and one which evokes also that 'loss of
    innocence' so often proposed in the romantic traditions as we
    transitioned into the 'civilized' human and lost so much of our
    connection to nature. This babelian disjunctive transliteration of music,
    dance, and song into recorded materials is also a loss of communal
    artistic expression, perhaps becoming diffusely sorted into the
    ceremonies and distortions of the priest class, who demanded obedience to
    myth, and not play.

    - Wade

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