Re: Selfish meme?

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 23:30:27 GMT

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    > > Does anyone see a similarity here between words and memes?
    >I see an even stronger relationship:
    >Words *are* memes (but not all memes are words).

    Exactly so, so why can't the study of words and how they are created and
    propogated provide clues to the essence of all memes as well as defining
    them, where they come from and what they do? We have a pretty good handle
    on words and language, so why is it so hard to understand what memes are in
    general? How can people deny that memes exist without saying that words
    don't exist? Or saying that words are not memes? It's an illogical


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