Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id JAA24362 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Thu, 7 Feb 2002 09:06:41 GMT Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 01:00:57 -0800 Message-Id: <200202070900.g1790vC05582@mail14.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: [220.127.116.11] From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Memetic as an Adjective Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
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> firstname.lastname@example.org Jeremy Bradley <email@example.com> Re: Memetic as an AdjectiveReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>At 10:52 PM 5/02/02 -0800, Joe wrote:
>> 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
>Don't get too hung up about all the definitions of 'meme', there are many
>more definitions of the noun 'culture', and we all still make good use of
>it. Besides you have defined the noun by explaining the adjective and, as I
>see it, you are still defining a 'meme' as an idea whereas I define it as a
> sequence (or part of a sequence) of codified cultural information.
As a *replicable* idea, in minds, artifacts, or behavior.
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