Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying

Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 17:49:32 GMT

  • Next message: Wade Smith: "Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying"

    Received: by id RAA15824 (8.6.9/5.3[ref] for from; Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:54:31 GMT
    From: <>
    Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 18:49:32 +0100 (MET)
    References: <>
    Subject: Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying
    X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
    X-Authenticated-IP: []
    Message-ID: <>
    X-Mailer: WWW-Mail 1.5 (Global Message Exchange)
    X-Flags: 0001
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Precedence: bulk

    > While I could waffle off my perch, and declare that the motion
    > of the air and the sound waves you create are artifactual
    > products of your behavior, I still need to actually handle a
    > meme, to use it, to produce mutations, and so far, mutating the
    > air does nothing memetically, although it might crinkle your
    > nose.

    You can use it and also produce mutations the same way you can
    from a film. It does make no real difference whether you watch
    a film or the direct real life behavior.
    > And, I'm sure we've all seen quite animated behaviors among all
    > sorts of people and animals, lots of sound and fury, but, alas,
    > nothing to grab onto afterwards.

    Yes, and we've seen the same (and much more than in real life) in films.
    > And, yes, I turn to music, which also can and cannot be a meme.

    I guess your point is that music has to be recorded to be a meme?
    Well that's bullshit. You can copy tunes by just hearing them from someone
    What do you think about radio? Imagine you hear a song and you'd first
    consider it to be a meme because the song is recorded, then you find
    out that it is a live broadcast of a band playing. Suddenly it's not a meme
    anymore? Bullshit.

    GMX - Die Kommunikationsplattform im Internet.

    =============================================================== This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing) see:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Nov 27 2001 - 18:00:31 GMT