From: Van oost Kenneth (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 24 Jan 2004 - 16:28:21 GMT
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From: M Lissack
Bruce's 3 Challenges
Challenge 1: A conclusive case study
The purpose of this is to clearly demonstrate that there is at least one cultural process that is of an evolutionary nature, where `evolutionary' is taken in a narrow sense. This needs to be robust against serious criticism. In my opinion this needs to achieve the following as a minimum.
Exhibit a replicator mechanism - this needs to be something physical and not in the mind.
That some list- members have problems with your article has far more to do with
what is written above ! That memetics is seen as a replicative mechanism is far
beyond doubt, but for most it is process of and within the mind.
That now, you suggest that the replicator mechanism ( of memes) is not in the
mind is something that some won 't strive upon.
Something to consider !?
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