From: Van oost Kenneth (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 03 Nov 2002 - 10:37:19 GMT
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From: "Bill Spight" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> It's just that when you start personifying memes, talking about "drive
> to reproduce," and so on, you are not only going off into la-la land,
> you are setting up a paper tiger that is easy to demolish rather than
> addressing what memetics is really about.
The personifying of words, memes in this case, is a way by which we
humans deal with abstractions.
" People conduct searches into ideas, issues how abstract they may be as they were ' individuals' where with we must fight, connect to,which we must reject, protect, raise, taking care of. We impose deeds with them, cherish expectations, have doubts and reactions. " ( Nietzsche)
If you don 't see ' selfnishness' at work here...
The notion is clearly here that ' memes have us '....
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