Re: Three Scientists and Their Gods

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    At 12:27 PM 22/01/02 EST, you wrote:
    >In a message dated 1/22/2002 12:17:14 AM Central Standard Time, Francesca S.
    >Alcorn <> writes:
    >> I have been thinking about Aaron's idea that we should dispose of the
    >> word meme, and call them replicators. Then we could look at the
    >> process of replication, and how ubiquitous it is.

    Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. As i see it memes are, to use
    Wade's term, atomic units of culture. They are fundamental to the formation
    of sense-making processes of a culture. I will write a reply to Grant's
    month old question on this subject in the next few days, though i will say
    that i do think that replicators and memes are different.

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