From: Lawrence DeBivort (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 10 May 2003 - 04:28:44 GMT
Maybe one way of doing an experiment that does not involve the removal of
culture is to take two separated localities that share the same culture, and
release memes in one and not the other, and see whether there emerges
meme-relevant differences then between the two localities.
Thanks for the Marivaux references. Is this a theatre setting or published?
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> Of Wade T. Smith
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> Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #1337
> On Friday, May 9, 2003, at 04:41 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> > If thus, like Ray suggested in his initial posting, if those birds
> > were to be released in a more quitely environment would their
> > youngster ' remerber ' the songs sang by their parents some-
> > where in the past !?
> > Would thus the spot of singing the songs re- appear when
> > youngsters were to be born in more rural environments !?
> The dilemma with memetic experiments to prove the meme is just this-
> the _removal_ of culture is firstly mandatory, and this would be
> totally unethical.
> See the sadly unfulfilling play 'La Dispute', by Marivaux.
> - Wade
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