Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id CAA15458 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Tue, 5 Feb 2002 02:49:16 GMT Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 18:43:32 -0800 Message-Id: <200202050243.g152hWQ14532@mail13.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [18.104.22.168] From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Words and memes Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
>Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 17:22:28 -0500
> Re: Words and memes "Wade T.Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.comReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>On Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 04:05 , Joe Dees wrote:
>> I have little to add to or disagree with the balance of your post,
>> except to assert that memes and humans coevolutionarily 'use' each
>> other; the first blindly and naturalistically, the second intentionally
>> and culturally
>Very little about nature is blind, even in any real sense.
>And, quite possibly, very little about culture need be intentional.
>Although, yeah, memes are cultural, and the humans who make them are
>But, like observer and observed, the line is murky.
Nature does not intentionally mutate genes with an 'eye' toward the future, but people do frequently intentionally mutate memes in order to improve their replicatory coefficient.
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