RE: i-memes and m-memes

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 1 Sep 1999 12:19:00 -0400

Subject: RE: i-memes and m-memes
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 12:19:00 -0400
From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
To: <>

>Memetics is a way of thinking about events and relationships, not a
>description of individual things.

(Ah, memetics is a meme-plex....)

Sounds a lot like that old thing 'philology'-

* The study of linguistic change over time in language or in a particular
language or language family, sometimes including the reconstruction of
unattested forms of earlier stages of a language. *

- with 'culture' (or 'behavior', which seem to be the same thing here
more often than not) replacing language.

Yes, no?

- Wade, who ain't arguing- he likes philology....

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