Date: Thu 29 May 2003 - 09:13:34 GMT
> On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 09:33 PM, Richard wrote:
> > To
> > say memetics doesn't focus on the actions a person takes to spread
> > information? Where would someone come up with that?
> Good question. I sure wouldn't. In fact, I've been trying to make the
> actions a person takes even more important than the information
> itself. Now, where did I come up with that?
I have no idea, considering that in the lion's share of the cases, the information retained by a person, especially if it is memetic, (i.e., if the character of its message tends towards inspiring the host in the direction of its own replication) goes a long way towards selecting their subsequent actions.
> - Wade
> PS- I'm sure I posted it here, but, a while back, Mini-AIR, the email
> announcement of the Annal of Irreproducible Results, had a survey of
> the least read specialty journals, and, lo, practically first among
> them was our own Journal of Memetics.
> So, the list of people who consider memetics useless is, well, rather
> long. I daresay even those here who defy the founders, or try to
> actually define the so far undefined and unfound entity itself, do not
> consider it useless, or they wouldn't be here. Aaron Lynch, in his own
> way, has already declared the 'meme' useless. Others, despite their
> well-intentioned popularizing, provide more of a target than a
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