From: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 10 Mar 2003 - 01:43:59 GMT
>From: Keith Henson <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #1303
>Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 21:40:04 -0500
>At 07:18 AM 06/03/03 -0800, Grant wrote:
>>I can't help but think the environment of the meme is the mind. That's
>>where all the action takes place of cognition, use, transmission,
>>reception and storage. Of course, all of these things are actions but
>>they take place within the brain and the body.
>While all these do take place in the brain/mind, I think you have to
>include a little larger picture, that of off-line storage (books artifacts,
>If you buy into a meme being information, in brains or on a memo pad, it's
>still a meme. To be sure a meme on a paper isn't going to induce the
>*paper* to do anything, but if a person reads it, it could take an active
>I fully agree with you that the environment of the mind is the only place a
>meme becomes active.
>Not unlike a cell nucleus being the only place where gene becomes active.
Hmmmm..., where does a gene become active in a bacterium? A nucleus? Where do mitochondiral genes in eukaryotes become active? In the cell's nucleus?
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