Re: Words and memes

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    >Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 20:47:53 +1100
    From: Jeremy Bradley <>
    Subject: Re: Words and memes

    Hi Ted
    Good points. What if 'meme' is simply a word signifying a strand of
    cultural information which resides in cultural artefacts (even a hammer)
    which enables the replication of the culture?

    Well Joe
    There are many definitions of 'culture'. Mine is, any group of entities
    (chess players or football fans - go Patriots -  for example) who share
    common aims ideals activities. In my memetic ontology memes are simply
    coded information which enables the culture to continue.

    I'm not sure this is true. I know what football is, what it ntails etc. I
    would be quite happy for there NEVER to be match on tv. So i don't share
    the goals but reject them.


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