Re: The Status of Memetics as a Science

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Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 20:30:36 BST

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    On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 01:05:05PM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > Hi Robin Faichney -
    > >But if you don't mean physically
    > >isolate, just what do you mean?
    > Define the mechanism- the steps required- the recipe. Aristotle did just
    > that with his Poetics.

    You seem to be confusing the issues of memetic ontology and memetic
    engineering. It is perfectly possible that memes do exist but can't
    be manipulated in such ways.

    Robin Faichney
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