RE: memetics/memics/mimetics

From: Lawrence DeBivort (debivort@umd5.umd.edu)
Date: Tue 27 Jan 2004 - 20:57:08 GMT

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    Defined that way, I don't think culturgens are the same as memes.

    The thing that distinguishes memes, as we use the term, is their self-disseminating and self-defending properties. If I understand the snippet of definition below correctly, 'culturgen' does not specifically address these properties.

    Lawry

    > > For example, "culturgen" has the exact same meaning as meme.
    >
    > >
    > > Lecture 14 Culture and Evolution
    > > ... Culture consists of bits of information sometimes called culturgens.
    > > Culturgens can be spread both horizontally and vertically ...
    > > www.wsu.edu/~jrasic/lec14.htm - 63k - Cached - Similar pages

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