From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 28 Jan 2004 - 15:16:02 GMT
At 03:57 PM 27/01/04 -0500, you wrote:
>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.
"Spread" in the snippet below has the same meaning as dissemination or
replication. Replication is "self-replication" since there must be a prior
instance. I don't think "self-defending" has ever been central issue with
They are close enough that the word meme has displaced "culturgen," even
for EO Wilson.
> > > 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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