RE: virus: The One or the Many? (was: META)

Wade T.Smith (wade_smith@harvard.edu)
Wed, 29 Oct 97 11:25:40 -0500


> Also, memes will no more be found in the
>brain or anywhere else than will consciousness.

Now, there's a handful.... I hardly know where to begin.

>They are both theoretical constructs, though of
>very different types, one being subjective and
>folk-psychological, and the other a (perhaps)
>objective neologism. (That's objective as in
>methodology, not ontology.) Memetics is a
>filter through which we can choose to view
>certain types of phenomena, and which seems
>likely in some cases to be very useful, but it is
>not The Truth, any more than is folk psychology,
>which is also quite astoundingly useful, when
>you look at it with fresh eyes.

However, yes, there are things here- you obviously lump these things like I do into 'memeology'. And I would never presume to eradicate any utility such viewpoints have.

Now, back to the first - Any elucidation from you? It would seem a nonsensical statement, certainly unworkable.... ?

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