From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 09 Feb 2004 - 10:41:00 GMT
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From: "Steven Thiele" <email@example.com>
> Keith, you have just exhibited the 'hard line'. Introducing the effect of
> physical events, disease, climate, etc, misses the point. Memetics
> understands culture as an expression (phenotype?) of memes, as if culture
> is an epiphenomenon. This is a 'hard line' because it doesn't leave open
> the possiblity that culture is a creative phenomenon.
If culture is then, more creative_ wouldn 't we say ' intentional ' what is
than the ' meaning ' of the creative part if not survival pur sang or adding
or constraining effects which contribute to the potential ' survival' or the
than unavoidable ' death ' of others memes !?
Is ' creativity ' the glue that holds culture together_ in effect what
butes ' creativity ' to the examination of the continous interactions and
If memes,(one might feel ' creativity 'is), are not the prior creators of
cultural/ social life, what is !?
And what are we to say of the Darwinian explanation if creativity
reflects ' intentionality ' ( Lamarckism) !?
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