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> "Wade T. Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> "Memetics Discussion List" <email@example.com>Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>Hi Joe Dees -
>>Or is there such a thing as accidental dancing?
>Yes, there is.
>There is absolutely a process of rhythmic motion that is innate.
>Well, it's not accidental, at all. It's very wrapped up in music and
>speech and culture.
>I don't know where to go with things like innate motivations and
>processes memetically, because, while culture certainly contains and uses
>these urges, it is so close to biological behavior that there doesn't
>seem to be any need whatsoever for memetic content.
>After all, bees dance. I believe most if not every human society has a
>form of ritualized dance. There are many courtship dances among birds,
>and fish, and insects.
>So, yes, not 'accidental' but, without need for memetic conceptualization.
>Once we get to the tango, then that's another matter.
True enough, but one has great difficulty communicating to another that one wishes them to accidentally dance.
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