Date: Thu 17 Oct 2002 - 02:39:47 GMT
> When I look out on the lush lawn of the park I see a number of birds
> hopping around competing for crumbs of bread, etc. How do I know
> which ones to call robins, which to call crows, which to call pigeons,
> etc.? They are all birds, but each type has distinguishing
> characteristics. Individual birds also have distinguishing
> characteristics. So how can we distinguish memes from other types of
> behavior and experience? What are the distinguishing characteristics
> of a meme? If we can't find any, we can't do much with the concept.
> If we can't agree on what they are, it will be difficult to define
> them. So how do we go about deciding what the distinguishing
> characteristics of a meme are?
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Concepts replicated via behavior.
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