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Darwin-L Message Log 5:148 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:148>From SMITGM@hawkins.clark.edu  Wed Jan 26 10:39:20 1994

To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
From: "Gerard Donnelly Smith"  <SMITGM@hawkins.clark.edu>
Organization: Clark College, Vancouver WA, USA
Date: 26 Jan 94 08:43:06 PST8PDT
Subject: memetic clarification

Thanks you Hana Toumisto for the clarification of Dawkin's original
analogy.  When some use "meme" to indicate an "inherited" social
unit, they damage the usefulness of the original similarities that
Dawkin's proposed.

"If a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again.  I
would know that a fool follows it, for a knave gives it."

Dr. Gerard Donnelly-Smith            e-mail: smitgm@hawkins.clark.edu
English Department, Clark College

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