Re: A Test

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    Dear Vincent,

    > The only way the analogy can work is if we junk what's going on in
    > people's minds (not that it's irrelevant), and instead concentrate on the
    > only things that can be demonstrably replicated- the cultural artifacts
    > themselves, such as these phrases.

    I do not believe that the genotype/phenotype distinction applies very
    well to memetics. However, the idea that artifacts are the genotype and
    mental codifications are the phenotype has a certain appeal. ;-)



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