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> > 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've heard that the "gene" concept has several problems that obscure a clear
picture of what a gene is. For one thing, genes are not expressed until
they are used and how they are used can change what they are used for.
There is also the problem that proteomics are another level of expression
that obscure the picture. We think of genes as blue eyes and a particular
shape to the nose, but the genetic code doesn't necessarily produce these
features with single genes. It may be a combination of genes and proteins
in various proportions that produce a particular feature. I don't think we
know enough yet to pin DNA code down that way.
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