Re: Memetic vulnerability: was: Faking It

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 21:39:10 BST

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    Hi Vincent,
    You wrote,
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Vincent Campbell <>
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    > I'm not sure I agree with this Kenneth,
    > If we look at nature, surely we see patterns of species in lots of
    > environments developing the same responses, to highly consistent
    > environmental features, e.g. lots of species have eyes (of varying kinds).
    > [is that what they call convergent evolution?] Surely memes must work
    > within the limited (perhaps not as limited as the physical world for
    > selection) environment of human society?

    << In my view memes still work within the limited environment of human
    society !
    But I think I construes the notion of limitation a little bit more broadly
    as you do. In a sense, I expand that limitation beyond the sensorial
    bounderies. I expand the concept of memes as far as the concept of
    abstraction, whereby the consequence of any possible meme gets
    directly included in the way I present the subject.
    I include directly a " practical " way of application if you like.
    And by the same token of abstraction " anything " can " act " as a meme
    in such a form of concept.

    Not sure this makes sense,

    Best regards,


    ( I am, because we are)

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