Re: playing at suicide

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 04:14:39 GMT

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    >On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 02:40 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
    >>It's not just good to fit in, it's a need
    >That might well be true. Probably is.
    >Which usually leads me to wanting to know what culture is, apart
    >from behavior around needs like these...? And how, (do we need a
    >how?), to separate or distill memes from this?
    >And then, thinking these things, I get all flopped over to the
    >'memes are bunkum' side of the fence for awhile. So far, a few
    >encounters with folks from the other camp leaves me on top of
    >the fence again....
    >- Wade
    Culture is the accumulation of memes over time. Needs are why we borrow,
    invent, use, and discard them. When a baby cries, mommy sticks a nipple in
    its mough. The need is satisfied. That was a meme he used. When it
    doesn't work anymore, he stops using it. He finds new memes that work
    better. That's the process in a nutshell. At least, that's my theory.


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