Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id DAA15195 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Tue, 22 Jan 2002 03:54:22 GMT Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:49:59 -0800 Message-Id: <200201220349.g0M3nxE27665@mail9.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [184.108.40.206] From: "Joe Dees" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
>Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 22:17:18 -0500
> Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.orgReply-To: email@example.com
>On Sunday, January 20, 2002, at 09:40 , Joe Dees wrote:
>> It is entirely inappropriate to equate ant pheromones with human
>> language; in fact, this may be the poster child for the term 'bad
>I wasn't enraptured with it. Incomplete, at best.
>I was more attaching culture to it, though.
>> And unless a meme
>> is out there, it is nowhere.
>> Then there can be no new ideas, because they would have to be conceived
>> before thay could be transmitted.
>Well, maybe I'm being mystical, but I would not say there are no new
>ideas, just no new ideas _only in the head_. One has to express it. And
>in the expression, the new idea happens.
>Talk away to yourself as much as you like, and consider that a new idea,
>and indeed, I'm sure cities have been leveled in the minds of many, but
>there is no expression, and thus, no meme, until and only until
>transmission is attempted.
>The act itself is part of the whole, and the meme is not there without
The meme is not there without its conception or ideation; there is no meaning to be found in the world apart from the sinngebung (meaning-giving) capacity of memetic beings, in the sense that in the absence of the humans who create, transmit, receive, mutate, comprehend and apprehend meaning, nothing would mean anything. Even artifacts are meaningful not in isolation, but only inasmuch as they interface with an understanding intellect in which they may enable meaning to inhere.
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