Re: Kate's book/ "recessive memes"

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Sat 26 Mar 2005 - 16:20:20 GMT

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    Dear Kate,

    > It seems to me that when Blackmore and other writers fail to
    > distinguish between memes and beliefs/other attitudes towards memes,
    > they are begging the question in favour of their view that there's no
    > distinction between memes and the mind. Whereas if memes are
    > essentially information then of course they are things that minds
    > deal with, not all that there is to a mind.

    Interesting point. :-)

    I remember reading an article by Blackmore where she made her claim that the mind is made of memes and thinking, "Where the hell did that come from?" That claim is on one extreme of the nature-nuture debate, and rather curious for a theory based upon an analogy with genes!



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