Re: The information theoretic view Was: JOM

Robin Faichney (
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 19:32:40 +0100

Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 19:32:40 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: The information theoretic view Was: JOM
In-Reply-To: <>

In message <>, Wade T.Smith
<> writes
>And it might just be (now whose camp am I bedding down in?) that we are
>much better off, for the time being, if not forever, with leaving it all
>with a decision about memetics, and not about memes. No, not about memes,
>not about memes, at all. Not about memes at all.
>And we can start by saying that:
>"Memetics is the study of how...
>>information is transmitted from
>>one brain to another via behaviour and/or artefacts."
>- Yeah, we can clean up the spelling in the usanian edition....
>I used to say, in a tongue-in-cheek mode, sprinkling zen and essence- 'To
>a life without memes!'
>And now I mean it.

I can see where you're coming from, but I don't think we can ditch
memes. The most fundamental question is: what is it that survives? The
answer is "genes and memes".

Robin Faichney
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