From: Dace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 21 Jan 2004 - 23:41:52 GMT
> the question is do memes replicate or are they the semiotic sign of
> something else that replicates?
> if they do not directly replicate then we can instead consider their role
> catalysts which effect the success, resilience, and replication of the
> which the memes are semiotic signs
> memes as replicators has been a marvelous way to talk about memes but
> not a useful approach for research or prediction (thus Bruce's three
> if memetics can meet Bruce's challenges without a redefinition great -- i
> not believe it can and so have offered an alternative
Can you explain how substituting memes-as-replicators with memes-as-signs of
replicators enables causal explanation and prediction?
I've read the article, and it's just not clear to me.
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