From: M Lissack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 05 Feb 2004 - 22:54:26 GMT
this is exactly the type of looseness that prevents
serious work from being accomplished
what is it that makes "memetics" a meme? arel's
comfort with the term? her repetition of it? the
repetition of it by x number of others? or x number of
repetitions? are the repetitiosn to be filtered by
meaning? or do the individual meanings associated
with the use of the word token not important? what
context did each of the repetitions occur in or is
that not important?
does meaning get fixed once x number of repetitions
happens or can meaning shift?
--- Dace <email@example.com> wrote:
> > From: derek gatherer
> > > Keith wrote:
> > > Could you cite the page please? It is amusing
> > > true because Dawkins
> > > didn't like the word. (Though he did use the
> > > "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
> > 'memeticist' necessarily imply somebody who
> 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."
> This was distributed via the memetics list
> associated with the
> Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of
> Information Transmission
> For information about the journal and the list (e.g.
> see: http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/jom-emit
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