From: Vincent Campbell (VCampbell@dmu.ac.uk)
Date: Mon 08 Dec 2003 - 14:32:37 GMT
I wouldn't go as far as Keith- affordances and indexical are Ok, but ontic?
I work in the social sciences/humanities where there's little but obtuse and
obscure language being thrown around all the time, but I've never heard this
at all. Looking it up I see it either refers to a mathematical language
system of some kind or it means ontological.
Ironic that something complaining about the ineffectiveness of a term due to multiple definitions/understandings of it should offer such a constipated and pompous form of expression.
Besides, its central point is wrong anyway, meme continues to work as a
marker for debates about cultural evolution and the transmission of cultural
traits in the same way that rugby still works for both victorious world
champion teams displaying incredible ability, like the England team, and
bunches of hopeless, whiney scaredy-cat cry-baby losers like the Australian
> From: M Lissack
> Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Friday, December 5, 2003 12:29 PM
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> Subject: Re: The Redefinition of Memes: Ascribing Meaning to an Empty
> so i guess we all need to worry about offending keith's vocabulary
> keith words have meanings if you do not know them use a dictonary
> Keith Henson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 07:03 PM 03/12/03 -0800, M Lissack wrote:
> > which stand in the way of the memetics field making true progress.
> I think a better case can be made that pretentious status seekers
> who try
> to impress by using words like "affordances," "indexical," and
> stand in the way of the memetics field making true progress.
> I would not have responded at all if I had not been annoyed by a
> copy to my off list email.
> Keith Henson
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