Re: Memes and Archetypes

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Sun Jul 29 2001 - 11:06:40 BST

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    On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 09:15:55AM -0400, Scott Chase wrote:
    > I've seen some pretty astonishing "patterns" in clouds, which sometimes
    > resemble objects I am familiar with. Ink blots probably go the same way. How
    > do we know memes or archetypes aren't in the minds of the beholders, who
    > ascribe the label of meme or archetype to some apparent pattern?

    For memes, as for genes, it's all about stability, longevity,
    reccurrence. The evidence for memes is *repeating* patterns of
    non-genetically-determined behaviour.

    "A prime source of meta-memes" -- Inside Information --
    Robin Faichney

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