Re: Standard definition

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 19:49:49 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Spight" <>
    > 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.


    Wouldn 't we get a better/ the best/ THE MEME on top !? After all, if we could give meaning to a complex behavior in ONE word ( lets say walking) is this than so abstract that we can 't get it transmitted " as an unit ", and in the same token wouldn 't that be one single meme !?

    Walking would be on top in the hierarchy of " social motions ", is this thing than not transmitted in one piece !?



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