From: Dace (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 05 Feb 2004 - 22:34:07 GMT
> From: derek gatherer
> > Keith wrote:
> > Could you cite the page please? It is amusing if
> > true because Dawkins
> > didn't like the word. (Though he did use the phase
> > "population memeticist"
> > on page 194.)
> Yes, you are correct. Dawkins didn't use the
> adjective 'memetic' but actually the noun
> 'memeticist'. Since we know that one who does
> 'genetics' is a 'geneticist', doesn't the coinage of
> 'memeticist' necessarily imply somebody who does........?
Nonetheless someone had to consciously made the connection. When Lucas came
up with "memetics" as a term for describing this field of study, it was a
simple idea. As she herself became accustomed to the term, it became a
habitual idea. As it became habitual for many other people, it gained the
status of "meme."
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