Re: Memes and High Culture

Bill Benzon (
Sat, 14 Jun 1997 10:25:18 -0500

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Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 10:25:18 -0500
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: Memes and High Culture

Mark Mills says,

>I doubt that memetics will ever replace intellectual historians.

But I think someone should take a run at it.

>Memetics will change the vocabulary of history and the sense of historical

I sure hope so. Or at any rate, I hope the study of cultural evolution
will. I'm not so hopefull about memetics, certainly not virus-based

>but not the message. Knowledge of the past makes a difference.

What message? Is history talking to us?

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