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From: Tom Potocki <email@example.com>
> can anyone direct me to a list where people
> ***actually*** discuss memetics? (i am starting to
> suspect this isnt the place).
I understand your POV, but we do actually discuss memetics here you
Maybe you are in for some theoretical discussion on how memes pro-
pagate, evolve or come into being, be our guest please, we will respond.
Like, I think it was Vincent, wrote some time back a similar post, the
people on this list start from their own field of experience/ interest and
we often drift from the intentional thread, but memes are at work !
Like the mails Scott and I send to this list, we discuss not only politics
but do in fact explore how Sharon, Israel and the world, and thus how Scott,
you and I think, evolve and behave.
In a way, your posting to this list makes one thing clear, your memes are
at work and some defense- systems alarmed you that something is
wrong. Nothing is, by the way, it is just that your memes give you and
therefor themselves another angle to look at things, what I understand.
Memes can be different things, strands of cultural info; an existing code;
an idea that thinks for itself; an idea that has replicated atleast once;...
they can be a special class of creativity- creations, they can have crea-
tivity potential, something that can/ may/ should fit into a culture,...
If memes can be all of that or all of that together, than yes discussions
about politics, language, etc... are important. It is just that everyone
for him- or herself must drawn the consequencies or the points of inte-
rests he/ she needs for his/ her own analyse(s).
Personaly I use memetics a lot in my work, it helps me to understand
the people I work with better, and from time to time, like I already
mentioned on this lust I * misuse * what I know for my own benefit.
That too is memetics....
In what part of memetics are you especially interested in !?
Hope this helps though !
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