Re: transmission

From: Douglas Brooker (
Date: Thu 15 May 2003 - 15:01:52 GMT

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    > Wade:
    > >> But- in the case of the performance model, memes are not only
    > >> evidential and non-abstract, but absolute and defined with certain

    > >> rigidity. They are not assumptions about the way a mind, or minds,

    > >> work, but a working theory about the process of cultural evolution,
    > >> the level of quantum units.
    > Douglas:
    > >the reference to quantum suggests the idea that a meme may be one
    thing under
    > >certain conditions and another thing under different conditions.
    > You don't want to carry the analogy with quantum physics too far!

    I'm not sure whether the whole exercise isn't a grand analogy or metaphor.

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