From: Wade T. Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 12:46:40 GMT
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.
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