Re: meme lineage

t (Mark_M_Mills@pc2000dfw.com)
Mon, 30 Jun 1997 21:00:12 -0500

From: <Mark_M_Mills@pc2000dfw.com>
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 21:00:12 -0500
Subject: Re: meme lineage

Bill:

>Surely these 4 officials each had some understanding of democratic
principles prior to this
>whole process. In the three assertions in 1, 2, & 3, the concept of
democratic
>principles is not being conveyed from one person to another... All that is
being
>passed along or replicated is the code element 'democratic principles.'
When
>B receives that code element from A, his brain links the code element to
whatever
>meaning is already stored in his brain. That meaning may or may not be
very
>similar to A's meaning but, whatever the similarity, it has nothing to do
with this particular
>transaction.

Very well put.

Mark

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