Re: Wade's hammer

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 12:19:11 GMT

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    Hi Jeremy Bradley -

    >What I do is
    >use memetics as a 'tool' to find evidence for cultural manipulation in our

    So, you might think of a meme as a mathematical formula derived from the
    patterns of cultural, uh, what? Propagation? Mutation?

    How do you determine what is mutated, and how?

    In what sense are, say, low-rider jeans a mutation from pantaloons?

    How do we speciate culture? And are we justified in doing so, when
    culture itself is a product of only one species?

    - Wade

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