From: William Benzon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 23:11:27 GMT
on 5/23/03 6:28 PM, Richard Brodie at email@example.com 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.
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