Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 03:27:52 GMT

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    At 05:49 PM 1/14/2002 -0800, Joe Dees wrote:

    >Then perhaps I-mode and C-mode.

    That works better. Guess you would have to add in an A-mode too. I would
    put writing in the C-mode because it is just using language in another
    form and a film of someone performing an activity in the I-mode. The A-mode
    would apply in instances when an artifact devoid of C-mode or I-mode
    conveys function. Such an artifact would qualify as a mode of memetic
    transfer because it was created by someone with a meme for the purpose of
    implementing the meme.

    > It is clear, however, that many memetic significances that cannot be
    > bodily demonstrated are linguistically communicable.

    My initial impulse was to agree completely. However I am not sure that
    there are any concepts that could not be bodily demonstrated with a little
    creativity. I do think though that the more abstract something is the more
    difficult it is to demonstrate bodily and the more efficient language
    becomes by comparison.

    Ray Recchia

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