RE: Mini case study of memetic mutation

From: Richard Brodie (
Date: Thu 07 Nov 2002 - 00:05:20 GMT

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    Bill wrote:

    <<Note that this memetic evolution is entirely in terms of expressions.
    <smile>, <s>, and :-) all mean the same thing. This means that memes are
    *not* ideas, at least not all memes. The idea stayed the same while the expression evolved. Those favoring internal memes need to account for such change.>>

    I'm not sure I get your point here, Bill. How does the fact that "<smile>,
    <s>, and :-) all mean the same thing" lead to the conclusion that not all memes are ideas? Are you saying that ideas are not involved in my choosing how I express myself?

    Richard Brodie

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