Re: Standard definition

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Tue 29 Oct 2002 - 03:35:52 GMT

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    Dear Grant,

    > Although language and knowledge are hierarchicly organized, the organizing
    > is done after the fact and has little to do with the way language develops.
    > We organize language studies around the way language has become at some
    > point in time. Memetics, in my estimation, should concentrate on how
    > language users picked up new memes and integraged them into the language
    > rather than what language has become at some later point in the process.

    Yes. The memes at the basic levels are transmitted directly, in general. Some higher level entities are transmitted directly, such as an algebraic formula learned in school. With others, transmission is not obvious and may not actually occur. One's philosophy of life is a good example.



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