Re: memetics-digest V1 #1296

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Fri 07 Mar 2003 - 01:23:42 GMT

  • Next message: Keith Henson: "Re: memetics-digest V1 #1304"

    Levels are always compared with things of today and that is some-thing we can 't do with ancient sociaties, they got their merite in their own space/ time. Denying that is historical and intellectual unjust.


    To study ancient cultures it is not necessary to judge them morally. What I want to find out from them is how we got from there to here. From that space/time to this one. What was retained and what was lost? While we can't know everything, we can compare what we learn with what other cultures of the same time had and did. One of the things we learn is the evolutionary path of culture and what influenced the directions that path took. It may give us a clue or two about the path or paths this culture is be taking.


    _________________________________________________________________ Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8.

    =============================================================== This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing) see:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri 07 Mar 2003 - 01:23:07 GMT