Re: The Status of Memetics as a Science

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Sat Apr 21 2001 - 17:39:05 BST

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    On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 11:06:05AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > Hi Robin Faichney -
    > >You can't isolate a pattern -- especially one that's part of a complex
    > >system.
    > Aristotle did, many, many years ago.

    Well of course it depends what you mean by "isolate". I assumed you
    meant physically, and so followed suit. But if you don't mean physically
    isolate, just what do you mean? What exactly would it take to satisfy
    you in this regard?

    Robin Faichney
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