Re: Ontology (and the culture-meme-mind interface)

Lawrence H. de Bivort (
Mon, 24 May 1999 00:07:13 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 00:07:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Lawrence H. de Bivort" <>
Subject: Re: Ontology (and the culture-meme-mind interface)
In-Reply-To: <>

>>But "having a self" (perhaps "selfishness"?) itself is not a meme. It is
>>resultant of a degree of complex awareness which is inscribed not only
>>memetically, but also and initially genetically into each human organism.

And, surely, the perceptions, judgements, choices and decisions people
make come from their cognitive processes, in which memes only play _a_
role, along with (in sequence), strategy triggers, cognitive filters,
hierarchies of values, final decisions states, reconsideration
counters, and default strategies. None of these would be either memes or
genetic inheritences, I wouldn't think.

Lawrence de Bivort

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