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Hi Joe Dees -
>Plenty of significant behavior (including both performative and
>communicative) can only be engaged in after reading communicative
>artifacts such as (text)books.
Transposing terms (although your point is basically complete, and such
transposition is fairly unrequired to be valid in the behavior-only
stance, with the exception of the useless adjectives 'performative' and
'communicative', which the stance ignores as unnecessary adjectival
"Plenty of memes can only be performed after reading communicative
artifacts such as (text)books."
Likewise, of course, plenty of memes can only be performed after the
observation of one.
That the memetic process requires perception is hardly arguable. That it
can involve the perceptions of meaningful artefacts is also irrefutable.
I would only add that behavior itself is the last requirement.
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