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06:29 pm: “idea” meme

Hey, here’s a “meme:” Let’s all stop using the word “meme” when me mean “idea.” Let’s instead accept that “ideas,” “concepts,” and “things we do” have properties that are something like those of living organisms. The world they live in is composed of our conscious minds. Yes, yes. Ideas even evolve and change to become better fits to the mind-worlds that they inhabit. Yes, insufferably yes, ideas do have this property.

We don’t really need an additional word for it, do we?

Oh wait. “ideas” weren’t invented by the HIP HIP HIP new cool generation of thinkers who are SMARTER SMARTER SMARTER than anyone has ever been. Therefore, we do need a new word. Sorry my bad.

Yours in surly curmudgeon-ness.

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.



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