Re: Memes and language

t (MemeLab@aol.com)
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:12:35 EDT

From: <MemeLab@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:12:35 EDT
Subject: Re: Memes and language
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk

In a message dated 4/11/99 5:51:04 AM Central Daylight Time, EGraham1@aol.com
writes:

<< I read somewhere that Steve Jones once said that evolution is to analogy
what
statues are to birdshit. >>

I like that!

>>Maybe studying the pattern of development in human artefacts (eg the
history of art) is like studying fossils in palaeontology, and maybe
discovering an old text such as the dead sea scrolls is like finding a piece
of DNA still contained in a fossil :o)<<

It sounds to me like you have described archaeology.

-Jake

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