Re: memetics-digest V1 #1313

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Mon 10 Mar 2003 - 18:59:44 GMT

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    On Monday, March 10, 2003, at 11:09 AM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > is the final result just due to the Darwinian natural selection of
    > things!?

    Could be, couldn't it? Should be, too, if we want to really accept this dangerous idea.

    Memetics _is_ placing a meme (a darwinian agent) in the time/space of culture.

    What else determines the evolution of creatures beside darwinian processes?

    If you have a list of other things, that list needs to be applied analogically into the memetic structure as well.

    One of the main reasons I've adopted the performance model is precisely because it is so malleable and accepting to darwinian processes, and so obviously so, whereas the memesinthemind model needs to pass through some high posted hoops, even while it demands intention.

    - Wade

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