Form The Daily Meme
"# A meme is: An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve."
In other words, it is just an idea, not some special category of ideas, since what idea cannot "replicate" (be passed around) and "evolve" (change)? Phony biological metaphors do not give 'meme' any added intellectual heft!
"# A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation."
Oh, so societies have customs, practices, traditions, and mores, and those spread, are subject to cross-cultural influences, and change according to circumstances? Gee, before some weenies started saying 'meme', no one had realized this!
"# A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"."
Well, yes, except that there is no "DNA" of memes, no molecular biology of memes, no Mendelian laws of memes, etc. etc.
In other words, a 'meme' is a bunch of pseudo-scientific horse droppings.
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