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    Hi Grant Callaghan -

    >We recommended that the unit of culture -- now
    >called meme -- be the same as the node of semantic memory and its correlates
    >in brain activity. The level of the node, whether concept (the simplest
    >recognizable unit), proposition, or schema, determines the complexity of the
    >idea, behavior, or artifact that it helps to sustain in the culture at
    >large." Chapter 7, From Genes to Culture.
    >In other words, E. O. Wilson is just one more voice in the hunt for a clear
    >definition of the meme.


    And we are hunting for "the node of semantic memory and its correlates in
    brain activity."

    But, ain't 'the node of semantic memory' another unicorn?

    - Wade

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