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>I agree, the meme clearly doesn't want anything.
>It's an abstract entity with no will.
>The verb `to want' should be considered with
>a metaphorical meaning. It's easier to say that
>a meme wants something to describe its dynamics.
>Perhaps better would be to speak of the more
>neutral infection potential.
>I guess the slogan of memes wanting anything is
>an artifact of assuming the `meme's eye view'.
Philip, I can understand your point, and can see that metaphorical meaning.
I do not know much about the theory, and the different shades people represent.
I did mostly refer to Bloom's Lucifer Principle, and here the chapter Why
men embrace ideas and ideas embrace men.
He says on page 178
But why does a meme grab onto humans? So it can use a social bunch as a
tool for self-expansion, driving a superorganism like a tank. Memes have an
ultimate ambition. and it goes on like that for a while.
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