RE: A Question for Wade

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Wed Nov 28 2001 - 13:35:10 GMT

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    It is an excellent idea, in that it has allowed distinctions to be made that
    have proved useful in the fields of sociology (e.g. understanding of social,
    religious and political movements), linguisitics (e.g. structure of
    self-dissemination and self-protection), psychology (e.g. personality
    profiling), and persuasion.

    Professionally and technically, I view myself as indebted to Dawkins for the
    nubbin of the idea, and several others, many on this list, for sharing in
    the process of discovery that has advanced us to this point.

    Lawrence de Bivort
    The Memetics Group

    > > > >meme sounds nicer.
    > > >
    > > > It is an attractive, catchy, little word, ain't it?
    > > >
    > > > Like a new peanut butter, ready to spread on crackers and toast.
    > > >
    > > > Probably one of the reasons people want to put it in every
    > casserole in
    > > > their ovens.
    > >
    > >Sounds like you're saying it's a successful meme.
    > >
    > >
    > But is it a good idea?

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