Recessive memes

Mario Vaneechoutte (
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:34:25 +0200

Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:34:25 +0200
From: Mario Vaneechoutte <>
Subject: Recessive memes

Nick Rose wrote:

In addition, I would think that most internalists would

> agree that all we can copy/imitate is the 'behaviour'.
> Recessive 'memes' never get passsed on - because they are
> never seen. It is the 'behaviour' which we judge to be
> similiar or the same (for identification of memes / meme
> varients). And - In truth we have no idea whether the same
> behaviours (in different individuals) are stored in
> identifiable ways. If memeticists are interested in human
> behaviour - what is wrong with focussing on human behaviour?

Can you give examples of recessive memes?


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