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At 04:38 PM 11/01/02 +1100, you wrote:
>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
Back in late 1996 Aaron Lynch and I went at this subject tooth and nail on
alt.memetics in the thread "Re: Definition of a Meme."
The whole thing is archived on Google.groups. I can't say we came to an
agreement, but the subject is sure hashed out.
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