Re: memes defined operationally (from article)

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Sat 18 Jan 2003 - 16:14:57 GMT

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    >It would in a sense indicate why the form of the fingers is the
    one we end up with. Figers are not ' made ' by cells and genes as we think, but are
    ' made '
    ( 'cut out' ) by cells and genes that commit suicide. That 's a big difference !



    Most memes don't commit suicide. They just die out from lack of use. What we don't use, we lose. Their space in the brain is take over by things that ARE being used. That's how our environment shapes our brains. That's one of the basic realities that mark the difference between genetic evolution and memetic evolution. Cells can commit suicide but memes can't. Death is written into their code. If memes don't fit the environment they were transferred into, they just fade away from lack of use. It's their environment that does away with them rather than their internal structure. Memes have no telomeres.


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