Re: Verbal memeticism

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Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 11:50:58 GMT

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    On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 11:07:46PM -0500, Scott Chase wrote:
    > >From: "Philip A.E. Jonkers" <>
    > >
    > >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."
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