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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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