Re: Why memeoids?

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Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 00:16:26 GMT

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    On Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 10:43 AM, Wade T.Smith wrote:

    > ...And it reminds me that at one time I was thinking about tossing out
    > for
    > inspection the 'meteor, meteoroid, meteorite' terminology in memetics,
    > especially as far as the _where_ things might be- which would present a
    > case for 'memeoid', as well as 'memeite'. It would also, very nicely,
    > sync in with my behavior-only stance, as 'meme' would be the terminology
    > for the behavior, 'memeite' for an artefact of any sort with memetic
    > content, and 'memeoid' for the memory quantum in the brain.

    Memeite is something you spread on toast in the UK. Or is it a meme that
    never hits anything but just burns up in the noosphere?

    John S Wilkins
    Head, Communication Services
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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