Re: Recursive def. of the meme

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Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 16:45:28 GMT

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    >Subject: Re: Recursive def. of the meme
    >Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 13:20:26 +0100
    >On 22 Jan 2002, at 20:53, Joe Dees wrote:
    > > Nope. Genes are obviously copiable; it happens every day.
    > > They are also obviously not memes.
    >Not so obvious i'd say. With genetic development at hand, genetic
    >information becomes valuable, copyable by humans, and part of a
    >small set of cultural environment.
    When humans started using genes to create new types of creatures, they then
    became part of the memescape. What they pass on is now part of human
    culture. Golden rice is golden because we want children in Asia to get more
    vitamin A. The gene for vitamin A thus became another cultural tool.


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