Re: The necessity of mental memes

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    From: Philip Jonkers

    > What the guys in the artifact-behavior meme-camp argue
    > is that it is wrong to speak of memes residing in the
    > brain for no other reason that they don't fit with any
    > of the current definitions. They are undetectable,
    > highly personal and non-uniform in stored form.

    While it's true that no one has ever found a meme in the brain, no one has
    ever found a thought or a feeling or a memory or a perception or a desire or
    any other mental function in the brain. Clearly, memes exist in minds. The
    problem is trying to reduce mind to brain.


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