From: Wade T.Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 21 Nov 2002 - 22:35:32 GMT
On Thursday, November 21, 2002, at 04:31 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
> Since language is a subset of memetics
Dubious, unproven, and, while purposedly axiomatic, not very useful,
since we don't really know much about language, either.
Prescriptive linguistics aside, (as well as my own personal fave,
philology), we don't know what the Romans really did with language
anymore than we do the Picts.
They communicated, yes. Communication is a wide-ranging prescription.
Memes don't _necessarily_ communicate anything. There are many analogs
of language and memetics, but, to put one or the other into a set
structure is, well, presumptuous.
Although the memes in the mind model might require such a set theory.
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