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Hi Francesca S. Alcorn -
>And that a thought can be an (internal)
>stimulus to an external behavior. I gather from what you say that
>you do not consider a thought an action.
Nope. I'm sure there is recordable activity there. I just don't consider
it a meme.
>And what if the meme is a meme of *not* doing something.
Well, if one's behavior is _not_ doing something, and their expression of
it makes it known that they are _not_ doing something, like when I'm
passed a joint a party and I say, no thanks, then, that's a meme.
(But there is no meme of _not_ doing something, just like there is no
meme of intolerance, held only internally.)
But just sitting there not doing anything, if no-one knows you're not
doing something, is just that. And it ain't memetic.
>I find myself in the "meme as abstract idea" camp.
Lots of abstractions out there. Which abstraction are you? And how do I
know? How will you let me know?
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