RE: MD A bit of reasoning (correction) - Meme

From: MarshaV (
Date: Tue Oct 19 2004 - 09:56:40 BST

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    There was something about holding and transmitting judgements and old
    knowledge. Guess it was ridiculous.


    At 09:09 PM 10/18/2004 -0600, you wrote:

    >MarshaV asked:
    >Couldn't a non-corporal thinking entity be a mime?
    >dmb says:
    >I don't know any mimes, but most of the actors and clowns I know are quite
    >bright and I've heard that Marcel Marsceau was noticably clever. So I
    >wouldn't doubt a mime's ability to think either. The non corporal part is
    >much trickier, however. How could they walk against the wind and such
    >without bodies? I just don't see how the traditional make-up and gloves will
    >work without a face and hands.
    >But seriously, I don't see how we can say that memes "think", not without
    >stretching the definition of "think" beyond all recognition. I mean, its
    >hard to imagine that ideas themsleves can do any thinking. Its hard to think
    >of a thought that thinks or sight that sees. And how many thoughts would a
    >thought think through if a thought really could think thoughts?

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