Re: memetics-digest V1 #1319

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Thu 20 Mar 2003 - 03:00:47 GMT

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    >From: "Wade T. Smith" <>
    >Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #1319
    >Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 17:49:06 -0500
    >On Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 04:15 PM, Ted wrote:
    >>Self-replicators. Remember, memes are alive.
    >Jeez.... That goes beyond all absurdity.
    >Nothing, in this universe or any other, is self-replicating.
    I thought that attributing life to memes was the most absurd part of what you replied to. Memes alive? Have we resurrected animism?

    I have troubles takng "memes" all too seriously. I'd definitely not travel too far with the view that memes have taken on a life of their own, substituting the literal sense of life in place of the metaphoric.

    Dace does have an affinity for antiquated points of view. Memes are his
    "bush soul".

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