Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 04:07:17 GMT

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    At 10:27 PM 14/01/02 -0500, Ray Recchia <>
    >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.

    Memes, can be embedded in an object as much as they can be in the printed
    page. To give a specific example, a person could come upon a hand ax
    (which was actually a killer frisbee) and from examining it deduce how to
    chip out a duplicate. It would be harder, but possible (since it was done)
    to figure out what it was used for (water hole hunting) especially if a
    number of them were found in an old dried up water hole.

    Keith Henson

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