Re: transmission

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Fri 16 May 2003 - 16:31:18 GMT

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    --- Douglas Brooker <> wrote:
    >> 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

    Either way I don't see the purpose of invoking the great Quantum Spirit In The Sky to describe cultural elements, even if they are small and intangible. Please enlighten me if you feel otherwise...

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