Re: memetics-digest V1 #1303

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Mon 10 Mar 2003 - 01:43:59 GMT

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    >From: Keith Henson <>
    >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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