RE: the earth revolves around the sun

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >Let's look at the meme for dancing.

    Let's look at the behavior of dancing as a meme.

    >We have conceptions of what it means to dance, we can communicate to each
    >other via a variety of modes the invitation to dance, and we can dance

    In Zorba the Greek, the conception of what it means to dance in the Greek
    culture needed to be shown to the young protagonist, who was a foreigner,
    and, through his behavior while dancing, Zorba made the young man
    understand why a Greek danced. The young man was able, in turn, to
    perform the meme of Zorba's dance.

    Dancing is a complex social and cultural and artistic and historical set
    of skills and motions, and it can be used in memetic behavior with just
    as much meaningful content as language or text, due to our expansive
    perceptual correlates with expressive emotions.

    Dancing is another tool available for memetic behavior.

    - Wade

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