Re: Durkheim redux

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Thu 14 Apr 2005 - 03:11:15 GMT

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    --- Keith Henson <> wrote:
    > But of
    > course memes originate
    > in human minds, most often when the human is trying
    > to deal with some real
    > world problem and figures out, creates, etc a new
    > way to do something.
    Yes memes do originate in human minds as a way of looking at some real world problem. And you're right that they have been created to do something.
    > I can't imagine the origin of memes being a problem.
    Not at all. Dawkins (1976). They sprang like demon spawn from his mind as he coined them. How novel they are is another matter entirely.

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