Re: Defining the word "replicator" (was Re: Silent memes)

From: derek gatherer (
Date: Tue 05 Aug 2003 - 09:50:08 GMT

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     --- wrote: > In a message dated

    > do please
    > quote that
    > definition verbatim in its entirety, again with
    > source and
    > page numbers.

    You're looking for something along the lines of:

    REPLICATOR: noun, c.1976. An entity which ...... and is further defined by.....

    in the space of a paragraph or so. I doubt if you'll find anything like that, as it isn't the style of the biology literature to provide that kind of thing - too many exceptions, too messy a subject. There is a secondary literature, eg. the Penguin Dictionary of Biology, where you can look up definitions, but these are designed for first-year students to get to grips with the terminology, rather than being any 'official' definitions.

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