Re: Words and memes

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    At 09:40 AM 6/02/02 -0800, someone wrote:

    > >
    > > Okay, sometimes learning occurs through imitation, and perhaps this
    > > trait isn't universal to life. But this doesn't solve the problem. If we
    > > equate memes with learning through imitation, then memetics is
    > > reducible to mimesis. And if memes are equated with ideas, then why
    > > not just refer to ideas that have replicated versus ideas that haven't?
    > > Who needs memes? Just another gratuitous neologism. This is why it's
    > > important to delineate memes precisely, in order to secure a field of
    > > study that belongs exclusively to memetics.

    Just incase y'all think that I'm entirely disagreeable, I agree with the

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