Date: Tue 18 Feb 2003 - 01:46:07 GMT
> on 2/17/03 8:25 PM, email@example.com at firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> 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.
Not Grant, not me, and not many others. Memes are no more conscious or self-consciously aware than genes are, but people are. We choose which memes to accept and which to reject based upon a number of factors, including our personality dispositions and ourr personal histories, but many of our choices are made after due reflection and consideration, and a further search for information.
> Bill B
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