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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
> 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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