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> "Dace" <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: Words and MemesDate: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 20:07:41 -0800
>> > Culture can be divided into intentional and memetic.
>> > While the "atoms of culture" are always taking on a
>> > life of their own-- far beyond the intentions of
>> > their creators-- we are continually regenerating
>> > culture from the foundation. Even if a particular
>> > tune is known to be "catchy," if I consciously
>> > decide to hum it, it's a function of intentional
>> > culture. Only when it starts playing on its own--
>> > and continues replaying long after it's begun to
>> > annoy me-- does it become a function of memetic
>> > culture.
>> It's hard to choose and use a tool unintentionally.
>Which is why it doesn't make much sense to regard memes as tools. Ideas are
>tools. Ways of doing things can be thought of as tools. Memes spring up
>when the tools start running on auto-pilot.
Cognitive memes spring up, among other instances, when an intentionality-understanding mind apprehends and grasps purposive design in intentionally produced tools.
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