RE: Durkheim redux

From: Price, Ilfryn (
Date: Sat 16 Apr 2005 - 19:26:31 GMT

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    Dear Bill

    >>Making a better story suggests an increase in memetic fitness. Also, it
    seems not to be uncommon. How many times are tales and accounts enhanced in the retelling to make a better story? (Whether consciously or unconsciously.) How does that happen? What does it imply for memetics?

    Best regards,


    It implies, or is at least consistent with the argument that the story is a meme (or a small memeplex). Enhancement increase replication. This assumes you take, or consider for the sake of argument, the view that memes are replicating stories or discourses. They exist in language.

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