RE: memetics-digest V1 #1177

From: Price, Ilfryn (
Date: Thu 07 Nov 2002 - 09:41:30 GMT

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    > Since the expression remains the same, this kind of memetic
    > change poses
    > a challenge for externally defined memes. Any definition of memes must
    > address changes of both manifestation and meaning.

    I do not see the problem. Memes replicate with much less fidelity than genes but much greater velocity, leaving in Dawkins words "the lumbering gene far behind". Sorry I cannot remember the precise reference.

    For the meme as 'signifier' a multiplicity of 'signifieds' is a "good trick" (sensu Dennett) in memetic replication space.


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