From: William Benzon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 18 Feb 2003 - 01:34:25 GMT
on 2/17/03 8:25 PM, email@example.com at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> More empty boilerplate. You need to say why people prefer some memes
>> over others. To simply say that some memes spread further because
>> they're "better at getting into new human minds" doesn't say anything
>> very helpful. That's as useful as saying that water runs down hill
>> because it prefers being at the bottom of hills.
> Actually, umm, no. Water is not a conscious agent as people are; it
> cannot prefer like people can.
But you memeticists don't talk about people as agents. You're always
talking about memes as agents. In memetics human minds/brains are just
passive respositories of meme-food.
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