Re: Abstractism

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    >Hi Robin Faichney -
    > >My actual position, for those who are interested, is that culture can
    > >in principle be studied without reference to meaning -- confined to
    > >observing patterns of behaviour -- but the usefulness of doing so is
    > >limited, and in practice -- and in particular where the study is part
    > >of the culture (ie it's our own) -- it's extremely difficult. More at
    > >
    >It's rare when Robin and I come to some sharing of the road, but, there
    >it is.
    >- Wade
    Here's a throwaway definition of memes for you: Memes are the inventions of
    people and culture is what they do with them.


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