Re: New Memes Book

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Sun 20 Mar 2005 - 16:44:22 GMT

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    Dear Kate,

    >> OK. I meant that the spoked wheel is the realization of an idea,
    >> not a representation of an idea, per se. (BTW, I do not think that
    >> the genotype-phenotype distinction works well with memes, as there
    >> is no segregated germ line.)
    >> Is a blueprint, being a representation, a meme, by your definition?

    > Yes - and/or potentially contains several memes.

    Thanks. :-)

    How do you deal with the fact that a spoked wheel, say, for a horse-drawn cart circa 1500, was sufficiently simple and manifest to serve as a blueprint?



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