Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 17:52:04 GMT

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    On Friday, January 11, 2002, at 12:00 , Keith Henson wrote:

    > A meme is the information regardless of the form it takes.

    There is a large, and IMHO, very valid school of meaning that
    regards the form something takes as, well, totally dependent
    upon the information it contains. Or is. Inseparable, really,
    form and information.

    Form follows information in genes, after all, and certainly does
    in art and technology. Why not in memetics?

    And, how is one to know that the same information is in two
    disparate items?

    Which is a possibility if 'regardless of the form it takes' is correct.

    - Wade

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