Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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    At 09:30 PM 14/01/02 -0800, "Joe Dees" <>


    >I hold the "the scientific method is a valid investigatory tool for
    >understanding our world" meme. Even when I am completely still, it
    >remains in my mind, and may be decoded into any number of different
    >behaviors, depending upon the object of study, which share this common
    >principle. The behaviors (plural) are examples of how their common
    >motivating meme may be expressed, and it may be expressed in a plethora of
    >related, but nevertheless differing ways.

    The scientific method itself I consider a meta-meme, that is a meme that
    exerts strong selective forces on other memes. As a result of it,
    phrenology is a relatively unpopular meme because it was subjected to the
    scientific method and found wanting.

    For more on this topic put Memes, MetaMemes and Politics in your favorite
    search engine.

    Keith Henson

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