RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 05:38:33 GMT

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    At 08:40 AM 10/01/02 -0800, you wrote:
    >What if I never have children. Are the stands of DNA in my cells not genes?
    >You have simply identified a phenomenon that is not very interesting in
    >explaining cultural evolution.
    I agree Richard
    We have to separate the meme from its manifestation. We don't hear
    geneticists confusing genes and cells. In my view the thought becomes
    contagious because it is memeticly recognised as valid. The thought, or the
    article, is not a meme.
    Also I worry that memetics is being used to develop a theory of cultural

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