From: Price, Ilfryn (I.Price@shu.ac.uk)
Date: Thu 07 Nov 2002 - 09:41:30 GMT
> 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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