Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

From: Ray Recchia (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 13:25:16 GMT

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    Hi Wade,

    At 07:24 AM 1/15/2002 -0500, you wrote:
    >Hi Ray Recchia -
    > >How do you know whether someone has a meme or not? You ask them.
    >And their response is a behavior.
    > >Please demonstrate the behavior associated with the meme "The Earth
    > >revolves around the Sun." In fact that there are a variety of behaviors
    > >associated with it that can also be associated with a number of other
    > >memes.
    >As there are a number of memes possibe to perform from the knowledges and
    >descriptions of any of the planets and systems of planets and
    >astronomical interactions.
    >What is performed is the meme. The rest is prologue.
    >In the same way you are not the romantic candlelit dinner on the night of
    >your conception.
    >- Wade
    If someone tells you that "The earth revolves around the sun" in Japanese
    they have behaved quite differently than they would if that told you that
    same thing in English. You would label these two separate memes. If you
    tell someone that "The earth revolves around the sun in English" and they
    pass this information along to someone else in Japanese there would be no
    correlation under your proposed memetic theory and no passage of memes at all.

    Haven't we been around this circle way too many times now?

    Ray Recchia

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