Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 19:57:06 GMT

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    On Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at 02:03 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > It doesn't seem possible to me that a meme could just appear
    > and be communicated without having been thought of first.

    Why not?

    Haven't you done something, even from some intention, that turns
    out very different from what you were thinking? And why, pray
    tell, does what you are thinking of making have to do with the
    actual communication of it?

    Is everything you express exactly expressed the way you were
    thinking of expressing it?

    The mechanisms of communication are very, very, open to
    alteration even during their process.

    Ask any jazz musician.

    - Wade

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