RE: the earth revolves around the sun

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Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 02:54:25 GMT

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >My answer to this is contained in my bank robber example; handing the
    >teller a "give me all the cash from ypour drawer" note or whispering the
    >sam message to him are differing behaviors which encode the same meme,
    >either transmission mode of which will result in the same behavior on the
    >part of the bank teller.

    Is it memetic to want a specific response, like in this threat-based
    example? Or is it memetic to want a replicated behavior?

    Threats are very special cases of manipulation. Is manipulation memetic?
    Can't see why it's not.

    Well, I admit to flailing about with this one, although I don't _want_ to
    call a threat a memetic behavior. More like an innate response condition.

    But, yeah, back up on the fence, looks like....

    - Wade

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