Re: Memes inside brain

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 23:53:11 BST

  • Next message: salice: "Genes are Memes"

    Received: by id XAA03239 (8.6.9/5.3[ref] for from; Fri, 5 Oct 2001 23:57:02 +0100
    Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 15:53:11 -0700
    From: Bill Spight <>
    Subject: Re: Memes inside brain
    Message-id: <>
    Organization: Saybrook Graduate School
    X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.72 [en]C-CCK-MCD {Yahoo;YIP052400}  (Win95; U)
    Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
    Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT
    X-Accept-Language: en
    References: <>
    Precedence: bulk

    Dear Salice,

    > > What I mean is that the memes for treating her children were passed on
    > > to her *before* she enacted them in real life. This second enactment may
    > > be called imitation, but it is *not* the imitation by which the memes
    > > are inherited. That's my point.
    > Hm i still don't really know what you want to show. Someday the
    > daughter got treated bad by her mother. She remembered that. Ten or
    > twenty years later she treats her daughter just the same. So it's
    > still imitation just delayed in time.

    OK. According to the memes-in-brain view, she already had the meme in
    her brain before she treated her daughter according to it. This
    treatment, whether we call it imitation or not, is *not* the imitation
    required, according to the theory, to transmit the meme to her brain.
    That had to occur earlier, because the transmission occurred earlier.

    Es claro?


    This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
    Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
    For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sat Oct 06 2001 - 00:02:34 BST