From: Philip Jonkers (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 16 May 2003 - 16:31:18 GMT
--- Douglas Brooker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> 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.
>> >the reference to quantum suggests the idea that a meme may be one
>> >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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