Re: transmission

From: Dace (
Date: Thu 15 May 2003 - 00:14:50 GMT

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    > From: "Wade T. Smith" <>
    > And, if the study of memetics is indeed the study of cultural
    > evolution,

    Memetics is the study of that part of culture that follows from force of habit. What it can never encompass is that part contributed by conscious human intelligence. Culture is ever renewed. Memetics is ever catching up. Outside some kind of Orwellian paradise, memetics will never equal the study of human culture.

    > then the performance model is the best and most viable
    > analytic tool, and the only one that does not introduce questionable
    > entities or suppositions as prefaces to the enterprise.

    Isn't this just cultural behavioralism?


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