RE: transmission

From: Richard Brodie (
Date: Mon 19 May 2003 - 13:32:56 GMT

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    Bill Benzon wrote:

    <<I can't speak for Wade, but I don't have any problem understanding the claims of people who argue for memes-in-the-head that get replicated from one person to another. I just don't agree with them.

    In a similar fashion, I don't have trouble understanding the claims of people who believe that the earth is only 6000 years old. But I don't think those claims are correct.>>

    I'm having a great deal of difficulty understanding you. I know you're not saying you don't believe knowledge can be taught. Right? You're not saying that, are you? So you must be saying something else. I'm guessing you are saying something like you don't believe the physical representation of knowledge in someone's brain gets replicated. If that's what you're saying, let me point out that that's not a requirement for memetics any more than it is necessary for any matter to be transferred when you download software from a server.

    Richard Brodie

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