Re: Wilkins on the meme:engram relation

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    In a message dated 12/4/2001 1:48:06 AM Central Standard Time, Joe Dees
    <> writes:

    > >
    > Your points are well taken; they lead me, however to my previous
    > that the term 'meme' deserves refinement to something (asymptotically)
    > approaching operational consensus rather than extinction.

    Hi Joe.

    My interest is not in sending a word into extinction, but in communicating
    theory and observation with as little confusion and distraction as possible.
    For that purpose, I will for the time being rely on older words that have
    moved closer to their semantic asymptotes. The word "meme" may indeed move
    closer to some asymptote, in which case it would become more useful for
    scientific communications.

    --Aaron Lynch

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