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>From: "Price, Ilfryn" <I.Price@shu.ac.uk>
>To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: Abstractism
>Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:18:43 -0000
> > From: Grant Callaghan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > I'm rapidly approaching the conclusion that no two people can
> > agree on what
> > the term "meme" refers to.
>Which helps the 'meme' replicate. I understand there is research in press
>(Wheeler) which identifies 9 different communities of scientists
>using variations in their interpretatation of 'gene'. Signifiers get
>replicated but do not have to show fidelity of 'signified' (as I have
I'd be interested in a full citation for this in press article on gene
definitions whenever it's published.
You might want to check out:
Griffith PE and Neumann-Held EM. 1999. The many faces of the gene.
BioScience (49): 656-662
One conceptual dichotomy they draw is between the "molecular gene" and the
"evolutionary gene". They have a table of gene concepts which describes
five: classical mendelian, classical molecular, contemporary molecular,
molecular process, and evolutionary.
The evolutionary gene concept is that of G.C. Williams and Richard Dawkins.
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