From: Bill Spight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 28 Oct 2002 - 21:46:31 GMT
> > In practice, this is not a problem as long as you are clear about which
> > level you are talking about. For a long time I considered memes as units
> > for different levels, and it was fine to have memes for one level
> > composed of memes for a lower level. But there is an alternative that I
> > find attractive.
> Are you implying a kind of hiearchy, a kind of pyramid- scheme with on
> top THE MEME !?
Language and other knowledge is hierarchically organized. As for
language, I think that all of the -emes are memes: phonemes, morphemes,
lexemes, sememes. However, the higher up we go in these hierarchies, the
more abstract we get, the further from the senses, the less likely I
think it is that things are transmitted *as a unit*, and the less likely
that the entities on those levels are individual memes.
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