Re: meme as catalytic indexical

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Tue 20 Jan 2004 - 01:46:48 GMT

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    At 04:48 PM 19/01/04 -0300, you wrote:
    >I like to read this abstract. The paper must be fine.


    >Bruce Edmonds <> wrote:
    >>The Redefinition of Memes: Ascribing Meaning to an Empty Cliché
    >>by Michael R. Lissack


    A pointer to the paper was posted here in early December and there was a thread that mostly was the author and me. It ended Dec 10 2003 here:


    "Your essay at from which you quoted a bit on this mailing list sounds like it was written for a philosophy journal, which I suppose it was. After wading through the prose, I still disagree with your proposal to redefine memes and memetics.

    "Memes/memetics is a very simple concept, that Darwinian evolution applies to elements of culture. It so simple it is verified a thousand times over just from common knowledge and trivial thought experiments. There is no need to make it more complicated, not even much need to test it. You just apply it as a tool to help understand the part of the world where memetics applies."


    Keith Henson

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