Re: Abstractism

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >>And, they can be misunderstood, too.
    >Perfect communication is an impossibly absolutist abstraction that
    >requires perfectly attuned communicators using a perfect communicational

    Well, of course. And we ain't privy to such. Imperfection is not only
    rampant, but should never be discounted as part of the memetic process.
    We do memes to be understood, but, we aren't understood.

    We do more memes.

    And, there is a level of cultural understanding that is quite different
    from the meme we performed, even if we did all the motions and said all
    the speeches.

    One can pay lip service to cultural understandings.

    Lots of cultural behaviors are not memes, but sham recitations.

    And some, too, are mistakes.

    All in the mix.

    - Wade

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