Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 08:27:39 GMT

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    >Whether you think you hold something in your mind
    that motivates you or
    >not is irrelevant to the memetic progress your idea
    will make. Indeed,
    >it is quite possible that I will attempt a behavior
    that is entirely at
    >odds with your motivation. Your behavior is all that
    is memetic. I will
    >only see what I will see- from my own vantage.

    Maybe there a distinction should be made between memes
    `in the head' and memes `out in the open'.
    That is, on the one hand neural programs dealing
    with expression of behavior, meme communication
    (such as speech) or processes concerned with memes
    ((analytic) thinking for example). On the other
    hand, we have behaviors and artifacts immediately
    ready for imitation and transmission.

    As an analogy with physics the former category might
    be called potential memes, the latter kinetic memes.
    But perhaps latent and actual memes may qualify
    as better names.


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