From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 14 Mar 2003 - 12:45:08 GMT
Dennett has a wonderful little talk at
mainly, the criticism of science.
In it, he defines 'meme' as 'a replicating idea', taking the popular
side of that term's charming half-life. And if we want to define a meme
as a replicating idea, which seems, to me, to be fine, then can we
reduce memetics to be merely a job of discerning propagation patterns?
What about defining 'idea', and even, in this light, 'replication'?
I like, in a way, the simple, MTV model of meme- hey, dude, spread that
meme. It seems somehow right to relegate that word to slang.
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