RE: i-memes and m-memes

Gatherer, D. (
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 08:58:51 +0200

Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 08:58:51 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: i-memes and m-memes
To: "''" <>

But what explanations? Can you give me an example, in the format above, of
a situation where behaviours are the main object of study, but bringing
brain entities in is in some way necessary for a complete explanation?


I don't know about the format, but how about my hobbyhorse? In "Casablanca"
Ingrid Bergman says, "Play it, Sam. For old times' sake." Someone who has
seen the movie says, "Play it again, Sam." How do we explain the alteration
without invoking the brain at some point? (Such an explanation is possible,
I'm sure, but rather convoluted, I expect.)

Okay, I'll allow you to invoke the brain in this case. So what's the

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