Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id BAA09532 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Thu, 1 Nov 2001 01:13:43 GMT X-Originating-IP: [18.104.22.168] From: "Scott Chase" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: "Smoking" Memes Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 20:08:20 -0500 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed Message-ID: <F144pMpkjooKsDBigZ40000f317@hotmail.com> X-OriginalArrivalTime: 01 Nov 2001 01:08:20.0663 (UTC) FILETIME=[B2614470:01C16271] Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>From: "Scott Chase" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: "Smoking" Memes
>Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 18:47:29 -0500
>>From: Chris Taylor <Christopher.Taylor@man.ac.uk>
>>Subject: Re: "Smoking" Memes
>>Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 16:47:58 +0000
>> > I've suggested before on the list that a meme, to be accepted by an
>> > individual, has to meet criteria that are, indeed, specific to the
>> > individual, and include the individual's key beliefs and hierarchy of
>> > values. While there are several ways that a meme can be crafted that
>> > enable it to be effective with large and unspecified groups of people,
>> > basic reality is that meme-acceptance is individualistic.
>>I think the basic notion here is that two people can never have the same
>>idea (/meme), except superficially, because a 'copy' is just a surface
>>copy, consisting of different components (those available in a specific
>>host mind). Can't remember where I read that - one of the JoM papers...
>>Kinda like comparing similar ecosystems consisting of different types of
>>organism (mammals v marsupials etc.).
>Are mammals and marsupials different types of organisms? Or is the latter a
>subset of the former?
>Maybe you're thinking of mammals with a yolk-sac placenta (metatherian
>marsupials) versus those with a chorioallantoic placenta (eutherian "true
>placentals")? Even the egg-laying platypus (a protherian
Make that prototherian...damn those subconscious errors...
>monotreme) is a
>Kent GC and Miller L. 1997. Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates. Wm. C.
>Brown Publishers. Dubuque IA
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