From: Scott Chase (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 05 Dec 2003 - 03:00:09 GMT
>From: M Lissack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: The Redefinition of Memes: Ascribing Meaning to an Empty Cliché
>Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 19:03:25 -0800 (PST)
>"This redefinition of memes recognizes that they are efficient tools for
>evoking particular affordances to be attended to in situ. Such a definition
>is consistent with theories of niche construction. This article suggests
>that Dawkins created an indexical (meme=gene) and it has exceeded its
>carrying capacity and thus lost its efficacy. Worse that indexical is
>evoking images and affordances which stand in the way of the memetics field
>making true progress. It is time to recognize that ontic status has been
>misplaced. Memes needs a new meme: meme as catalytic indexical."
Memes mean many things to many people. It's a multipurpose replacement term for terms like concept, idea, engram, socifact, artifact.
It's a way for the Darwinian shipmates to swashbuckle through the social
sciences after raising the Jolly Roger, swords unsheathed for slaying them
Standard Social Science Model types.
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