Re: reply to Benzon

From: William Benzon (
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 23:11:27 GMT

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    on 5/23/03 6:28 PM, Richard Brodie at wrote:


    > A phenotype, by definition, is the machine the replicator builds that works
    > to get the replicator replicated. It is not the replicator itself. So Bill's
    > theory fits right into mainstream memetics unless he maintains that minds
    > are not involved in making performances.

    Sure minds are involved in making performances. But the memes aren't in the minds. The minds, in some sense, do perceive the memes out there in the world. The fact that a mind perceives a meme doesn't, in my view, mean that the mind somehow copies or replicates the meme.

    Bill B

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