Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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    > Same problem as I just mentioned for number 3 (novel hybrids) - this
    > transmission thing is too restrictive. What if I think of a behaviour,
    > but never pass it on or act it out - how is that thing in my head
    > qualitatively different from a meme received by transmission, once it is
    > in my head (apart from it's origin)?

    Not really different. The difference between ideas in the brain and
    memes in the outside world is that ideas in the head can't be
    directly observed by others. As of today no one can scan your
    brain and say what you actually think at the moment or what you
    have in your long term memory.

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