Re: virus: definitions of "meme"

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 08:38:27 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 14 Sep 1997, Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

> Eva,
> So which one of these did you come up with? (or are you saying that once a
> perliminary sketch for a building is completed the house is completed)?

I find that Dawkins's and Brodie's definitions make sense and are a good
basis for discussing the phenomenon. I have rephrased the definition of a
meme in my own way on several occasions, but not in such a way that it
changed which phenomenon we're talking about. Changing theories is very
different from changing definitions.