Re: List of meme definitions

Arel Lucas (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 19:46:47 -0700

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 19:46:47 -0700
From: Arel Lucas <>
Subject: Re: List of meme definitions

Re the controversy about (when is a meme not a meme) whether written or
otherwise non-dynamic formations of memetic material (such as this you're
reading) are memes or not:

I apologize if I'm reiterating something. I've only had the opportunity
to monitor this list sporadically. Has anyone mentioned the fact that
some genes are written down? Any gene can be recreated using synthesis
techniques, and it is my understanding that some genes in their dynamic
form (part of a living structure) are now obsolete, but recorded. What
is a gene called when it is written down?

Arel Lucas

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