From: Derek Gatherer (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 06 Feb 2006 - 08:46:21 GMT
>If I want to know whether someone has a particular meme then I can
>ask them or, less directly, observe their behaviour. Behavioural
>observation is as you say not ideal; but if you include what they
>write/say as part of that behaviour then things become more manageable.
Yes, I think that statistics like membership of political parties,
can give us a clue to what might be happening internally. There are
also opinion polls, but these are perhaps less reliable in terms of
their truth value.
> and maybe this means that the whole concept of frequencies in
populations is too static as a means of studying memes, and we need to find something >more dynamic?
Absolutely. But what would it be?
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