Re: story-telling

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Sun 17 Apr 2005 - 21:29:55 GMT

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    At 05:58 PM 17/04/05 +0100, Kate wrote:


    > So we can describe the same set of events memetically (how the story has
    > evolved over time, which versions were fitter, which circumstances
    > resulted in this increased fitness . . .) or genetically (how the
    > storytellers' behaviour was influenced by their genes, etc.) or
    > psychologically (what it felt like to the storyteller; how he would
    > describe his motives; how his listeners responded . . .), etc.
    >That's really all I meant.

    All? :-)

    Keith Henson

    PS. If you want to look at how stories (at least written ones) evolve over time, there are multiple versions of urban legends some of them dated.

    Another place to start would be here:

    Who wrote 'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing'?

    it wasn't Edmund Burke.

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