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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....
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