Re: memetics-digest V1 #1304

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 17:43:53 GMT

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    On Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 11:49 AM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > Perceptual categorization is thus an inherent part of visual
    > processing, and it is difficult to even talk about object recognition
    > without reference to categorization.

    What the memeinthemind proponents discuss as 'memes' may, perhaps, (I certainly think so), merely be this categorization, which is not unique to any brain with [visual] sensory apparatus. Thus, manufacturing a special case of categorization called a 'meme' in a brain is specious, if not wholly unnecessary, unless you want to simply call _all_ mental categorizations 'memes' and be done with that. That would allow birdsong to be called memetic, that's for sure.

    - Wade

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