RE: Inernal meme?

Elmo recio (
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 00:47:38 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 00:47:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Elmo recio <>
Subject: RE: Inernal meme?
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Mark M. Mills wrote:

|Does belief exist as a common representation at the neural level? I don't
|know and you won't see me speculating on the role of memes at the level of
|belief. I'd rather spend my time on more basic cognitive function.

This `belief of' looked at its smallest element can be substantiated by
a simple analogy, where one may look at the small `bits' which form this
`belief of' only as a larger whole. The analogy may be a wave in a rope,
or a neon sign spelling `Eat At Joes.'

If you stand back and look at the rope you can see the wave travel down
the rope as it's shaken up and down. However, each atom of the rope
does not demonstrate the property of a wave. The wave exists AND the
atoms are following all the laws of physics/chemistry.

The same may be said of a neon sign spelling `Eat at Joes.' Looking at
each neon atom, will tell of nothing of the sign's message. However, all
of the atoms are following the rules of chemistry/physics AND the sign
is spelling (when standing back looking at it) `Eat at Joes.'

ciao, elmo


Elmo Recio; Philadelphia, PA 19103; USA Email: Homepage: Sociology/Philosophy student at Drexel Univ

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