RE: Lamarckism in memetics

N Rose (
Fri, 06 Jun 1997 14:32:03 +0000

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Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 14:32:03 +0000
From: N Rose <>
Subject: RE: Lamarckism in memetics

Chris wrote:

>I agree with those who call for clear definition of categories.

I concur, but I fear that (given the confusion evident so far) we
may first have to develop a common language base!

>I suspect that memetic evolution will appear Lamarckian if the
>memotype and pheNotype are confused, if an enormous memome is
>treated as a single meme, if mutation and recombination of memes
>is confused with the acquisition of new characteristics in a
>phenotype, and if selection of memes in populations is confused
>with "directed" mutation.

What is 'directed' mutation?

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