Date: Mon 26 May 2003 - 20:45:39 GMT
> On Monday, May 26, 2003, at 03:22 PM, Keith wrote:
> > As I have recently stated, "meme" is a slightly more restrictive
> > word than idea. You can have an idea without communicating it, but
> > if it is communicated, the idea (information) has replicated making
> > it a meme (replicating information).
> Of course, this model denies any agency to the performance itself,
> which is also effected by aleatory influences, and both are agencies
> in cultural evolution. As a theory of idea transmission, the above
> seems whole, but as a theory of cultural evolution, it comes up short
> by a major era or three, and if a meme is to be the required quantum
> of culture, then the above theory of idea propagation should not be
> using it.
It does NOT deny agency to performance; that's how memes get proliferated. But they are nevertheless memes before, during and after their proliferation, both within minds (cognitive encoding) and between them (speaking, writing, demonstration, and other performance- encodings.).
> - Wade
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