Re: memetics-digest V1 #1303

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 12:46:40 GMT

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    On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 11:07 PM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > Memes, like speacies, are born, flourish, decline and die. What's so
    > remarkable about this? And who would ever claim that the dead, either
    > memetic or genetic, had not once lived?

    Those who presume to claim that some 'information' is 'encoded' in the artifact do seem, to me, to be saying just that- not only do things not die, but somehow, if quiescent, can be reborn.

    As for once living, yes, memes, in that they are created at all, are records of a living culture, or at least a living species of culture.

    But, records are all some of them are, now. Sans culture. Fossils, aching us into scientific remembrance.

    - Wade

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