Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id CAA23124 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Wed, 16 Jan 2002 02:10:00 GMT Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 18:05:33 -0800 Message-Id: <200201160205.g0G25XI16997@mail20.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [18.104.22.168] From: "Joe Dees" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Modes of transmission Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
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> "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com> "Memetics Discussion List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>Reply-To: email@example.com
>Hi Joe Dees -
>>The meme is the meaning passed on, regardless of the mode of its passage
>>or the behavior engaged in to so pass it. Memetics is irreduceably semantic.
>This does seem solid.
>And if I have a 'but' it is the 'but' of, well, then why 'meme' at all?
>Take the word out of the above statement, and all is good.
>"The meaning is passed on, regardless of its passage or the behavior
>engaged in to so pass it. Irreduceably semantic."
>To me, that is a real 'but' of a 'but'.
Because some meanings are more readily passed on than others, and more readily received than others, and meanings tend to mutate (a lot of time people do this intentionally) to be more transmissable and receivable (the 'hook') as well as to evolve defences against competing memes (the 'filter'). Simply saying 'meaning' simpliciter does not communicate this evolutionary dynamic. Memetics is, in a sense, the evolutionary theory of meaning.
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