From: Richard Brodie (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 09 Nov 2002 - 02:38:46 GMT
<<Well, I think that it makes sense to say that all units of cultural
transmission are memes. What other replicators did you have in mind?>>
Genes, chain letters, the HIV virus, Klez, the Catholic Church, PADI.
I'm not religiously opposed to using the word "meme" to mean all
non-biological replicators, but there seemed to be some value in following
the lead of Dawkins, Dennett, and Plotkin to use it exclusively to mean
replicating mental information. Unlike genes, memes live in symbiosis with
other types of cultural replicators.
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