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Re: hofstadter /Dawkins Re: mathematic processes & tone clock
Memetics is the study of the ecology of cultural transmission. A meme is
the basic unit of replication for cultural artifacts and ideas.
I went to google and turned up: www.memes.net
Actually, the concepts look pretty durn cool alright. However, I'm not
really sure that I know where in the thread these ideas had been attributed
to Hofstadter. On cursory inspection this memes thing looks like a
slightly more culturally oriented set of ideas than Hofstadter's; who, it
seemed, was more interested in perception from the point of the individual.
While culture plays a part in his theories, it is not necessarily the
Thanks for the introduction, this concept and I will have to get to know
each other a little better.
Would you mind, Emile, elucidating a bit on your last post?
----- Original Message -----
From: "jim palmer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: hofstadter /Dawkins Re: mathematic processes & tone clock
> > Actually, the idea of memes is Richard Dawkins (sp?), not hofstadter
> > (whom I'm also a fan of)