RE: the earth revolves around the sun

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 01:10:32 GMT

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    >What is translated is meaning or a mentally based meme.

    Which is it- a meaning, or a mentally based meme?

    What is the real argument against making the meme the cultural expression
    itself? Does the word really have to mean several different things in
    several different locations?

    Is a single, indisputably identical meaning really encoded and understood
    in vastly different behaviors?

    >A memetics that is
    >incapable of looking examining and recognizing the similarities between
    >differently worded written statements, statements made in different
    >languages, and written statements and spoken words is of limited

    This statement baffles me. At no time did I maintain that recognizing
    similarities was verboten, and at no time do I think that a behavior only
    meme avoids these language-based situations. Indeed, since language is a
    tool of expression, it is mandatory to examine it very carefully.

    - Wade

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