Re: definition of meme

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Mon 09 Jun 2003 - 11:33:52 GMT

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    On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 11:03 PM, Lawrence wrote:

    > One thing cannot be copied by the second man is the originality of the
    > thing
    > done by the first. That is, the act of creation is itself quite
    > different
    > from the act of imitation. The two acts may look the same to an
    > observer,
    > but the experience of the act, and what led to it cognitively, will be
    > quite
    > different for the two men. Yes?


    This was one of the real situations that the memeinthemind model simply ignored, which led me to reject it, as this is a prime factor in cultural evolution, creativity.

    And memes have nothing to do with creativity. But the mind does.

    - Wade

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