From: Jerry Bryson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 06 Feb 2006 - 14:21:20 GMT
On Feb 6, 2006, at 3:46 AM, Derek Gatherer wrote:
>> 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
> 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?
Half the world is using MRI lately. What would a meme look like in a
'Mother, may I go maffick,
Tear around and hinder traffic?
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Mon 06 Feb 2006 - 14:42:49 GMT