From: Bill Spight (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 07 Nov 2002 - 15:53:05 GMT
> So you're saying that all memes are mental information, but not all mental
> information is an idea?
Information is another dicey concept. Even in science, it means
different things in communaction theory, in physics, and in biology, and
there are more than 3 definitions, too. ;-) In a sense, anything that
can be described can be said to have mental information. I think we need
to be more precise.
I have held the idea that memes are neither internal nor external,
neither mental nor behavioral, but protean, taking on different forms. I
am beginning to think that it is better to conceive of memes as
structures. According to one sense of information, a structure is
information. Then if memes are structures, they are information. I see
no need to talk about mental information. :-)
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