Re: i-memes and m-memes

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 1 Sep 1999 19:36:26 +0100

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 19:36:26 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: i-memes and m-memes
In-Reply-To: <>

In message <>, Wade T.Smith
<> writes
>>Memetics is a way of thinking about events and relationships, not a
>>description of individual things.
>(Ah, memetics is a meme-plex....)

What else? :-)

>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....

Sounds to me like philology is a subdomain of memetics.

Robin Faichney
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