From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 19:49:49 GMT
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From: "Bill Spight" <email@example.com>
> 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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