RE: the earth revolves around the sun

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >>The meme is an attempt to express this to someone else.
    >No, the meme is that which is communicated

    Then, in this scenario, there are three memes. The one that is
    transmitted- the one that is moving between communicatee and
    communicator- and the one that is received.

    In my scenario, there is only one. It's success is determined at how well
    its behavior is replicated.

    Your continued examples of responses to stimuli- the bank teller- are
    communications of meaning, granted, but not all behaviors are memetic, as
    you say. Not all meanings are meant to be replicated.

    - Wade

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