Re: virus: Does a dog have meme-nature?

Ken Pantheists (
Thu, 06 Jun 1996 10:21:15 +0000

Michael Potts wrote:
> Does anyone else see a little Homo-centric prejudice working in this discussion?

I agree. But then again, Art History and Archeology are very
homo-centric as well. What can we do to remedy that?

> We, at the top of the divine chain of creation, are exclusively > > >capable of re

That's reading a little extra into it. I haven't read anything about a
chain of creation, yet that's what you see. You have the chain of
creation meme. Do you see how memetics points to **how ideas are

> Would we have a fork without hunger? But isn't a fork a replicable >meme?

I don't believe a fork is a meme. A fork is a thing. Forks in cultural
contexts might be associated with memes. For example very fancy solid
silver forks in a four star haut cuisine restaurant are associted with
different memes than say, a fork that is handed to you in a chinese
noodle house because you don't know how to use chop sticks.

Ken Pantheists            
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