Re: On Gatherer's behaviourist stance

Lloyd Robertson (
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 12:01:38 -0600

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Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 12:01:38 -0600
From: Lloyd Robertson <>
Subject: Re: On Gatherer's behaviourist stance
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At 11:05 AM 11/09/98 -0400, Bill Benzon wrote:
>Mario Vaneechoutte wrote:
>> there representations of real objects, or of statements it has heard
(like: Marc Dutroux is
>> evil) inside the child's brain? Can't we call these Dawkinian B memes?
>One can do that. But, for better or worse, that just isn't how I think
about things.
So is it a matter of crossed semantics? Some people choose to define memes
so tht thoughts are made up of them, others so that they exist outside of
one's head. It's like comparing apples and oranges when the only name we
have for either is "pear".


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