Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id LAA10308 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Sun, 25 Nov 2001 11:58:22 GMT Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 11:50:58 +0000 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Verbal memeticism Message-ID: <20011125115058.E11467@ii01.org> References: <F300voXM7e0C9guA8M600011497@hotmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline In-Reply-To: <F300voXM7e0C9guA8M600011497@hotmail.com> User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.23i From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 11:07:46PM -0500, Scott Chase wrote:
> >From: "Philip A.E. Jonkers" <email@example.com>
> >On Friday 23 November 2001 04:37 pm, you wrote:
> >> Hi Joe E. Dees -
> >> >Not only is everything verbal memetic, but everything
> >> >technological possesses a memetic component, as well.
> >> Is this ubiquity not a problem?
> >Yes, it is not a problem...
> If you're going into the fray with your mind already made up, convinced of
> the conclusion, I suppose you're right then.
> Some of us aren't convinced of the veracity or utility of memetics even for
> the minor stuff like hula hoops, so sweeping everything into the memetic
> basket might result in raising some hackles.
Some of us believe that memetics only works at a culture-wide level, the
meme being the basic unit of culture, and that those who think it should
be restricted to certain areas within culture, simply don't understand
what they're criticizing.
-- Robin Faichney alt.m: "Memes do not exist. Tell everyone you know." inside information -- http://www.ii01.org/
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