RE: Meme definition (was: birthdays)

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Mon 16 Jun 2003 - 01:31:24 GMT

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    Richard said:
    > How about a child whose mother is a strict disciplinarian? The
    > child blames
    > the strictness for her woes and makes a decision to be lenient
    > with her own
    > child, who comes to the opposite conclusion and once again adopts the
    > strictness meme. Where is that generation-skipping meme encoded?

    Greetings, Richard,

    I would treat this as more a matter of simple learning and reaction, rather than a meme at work. The grandchild might as easily adopt yet a third pattern of behavior; there is no intrinsic reason for the grandchild to adopt the grandmother's pattern (other than that the model you offer has only two behavioral choices). What do you think?

    Cheers, Lawry

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