From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Wed 21 May 2003 - 11:40:58 GMT

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    On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 01:13 AM, Scott wrote:

    > Careful there when invoking the pink unicorn hypothesis

    I knew you'd notice.

    I think I was careful. I can at least point to the pink unicorn now in my garden, since performances are quite tangible, but, yes, I don't think any memeinthemind advocate can point to theirs, although, at least they have a garden to imagine it in. As you say "[they] are hijacking memory research and claiming it for memetics by merely embedding the term 'meme' into a discussion of memory." Yes, they can point to memory research, but, no further. Not _yet_, as they say, and, let's give them that.

    > One can accept that memory has a neural basis, yet be quite skeptical
    > that
    > memes have any basis.

    Right on.

    - Wade

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