Re: Wilden Memetics (was Canadian memetics)

Steve (
Sun, 19 Jul 1998 16:53:46 +0800

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Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 16:53:46 +0800
From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: Wilden Memetics (was Canadian memetics)

At 09:51 PM 7/8/98 +1000, Alex Brown wrote:
>To put it bluntly, the basis of memetics lies not with Dawkins but with

I'm not familiar with Wilden's work, but from your post, it appears as if
Wilden's approach incorporates ideas that are of relevance to semiotics,
gestalt psychology, etc. If we are, indeed, thinking along similar lines,
then perhaps the field of biosemiotics might merit our attention.
Biosemiotics, IMHO, goes beyond the human condition to embrace the cognitive
processes of ANY organism that lives. In this, we might be encouraged to
look more widely for a Grand Unified Theory of cognition - general, simple
principles of cognition that are analogous to the generality and simplicity
of Newton's laws of motion.

Stephen Springette

Newton's Laws of Emotion:
There can be no complexity without simplicity

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