Memetic as an Adjective

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    ('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)      Some people here have been troubled by the difficulties they hare having in defining the noun 'meme'. Rather than attempt to isolate such a definition in its purity, why not use the term 'memetic' as an adjective, to indicate the quality of replicability of an idea, a behavior, a message or an artifact? Then the replicability differential can come into play, and without defining meme as a thing rather than a process, we can speak of some things being more memetic, i.e., more propagationally successful, than others. There are probably as many problems as there are solutions with this approach; I merely toss it out there to be mulled over for strengths and weaknesses.

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