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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 -
>>>What was the first meme?
>>The idea of meaning-representation itself.
>Well, for me, the first meme has always been the cave paintings. I don't
>know how or why some creature demanded to itself to sketch those
>markings, but, it must have been a fantastic moment indeed.
>And yes, until that first scratch, there was no first meme.
The first signs were most likely tools, and their meaning or significance was comprised of (a mental image of) their manufacture and use. Their ideal shapes, and the behavioral means to achieve them, were stored as ideations, and communicated through exhibition and demonstration. These communications of created forms and techniques were unquestionably memetic in nature, and they predated the cave paintings by more than a million years.
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