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> Re: circular logic Wade Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.comReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Maybe it's time you gave us your definition of "imitate", because it's
>> obviously not the one in common use.
>Here it is then- To copy the actions, appearance, mannerisms, or
>speech of; mimic.
>And evolution doesn't do any of those things.
>And memetics is an evolutionary paradigm.
>Imitation means nothing to memetics.
Demonstration intentionallly propagates meaningful (memetic) actions, and imitation is intentional selection, by others, for adopting those actions as their own, thereby replicating them. This process has essential things to do with both evolution generally (as a particular instantiation of some evolutionary principles) and memetics particularly, as imitation is most often chosen, and this illustrates the importance of intentionality to memetics; the human mind, which is the internal environment of memes, is, unlike our ecosphere within which genes must compete, an intentional one.
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