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

Peter =?iso-8859-1?Q?=D6kner?= (
Sun, 9 Jun 1996 20:55:25 +0100

Wow Reed, I could not (and didn't) put it better.
"Carry on McDuff, and damned be he who cries enough!"

>A meme is an expression, not something held internal. It might be recorded=
>a brain but it is the expression, not that recording that is transmitted. =
>is reproduced is the expression, not the physical wiring from one brain to

I have not seen it mentioned anywhere but this must also be another reason w=
memetic evolution is so fast, every brain to brain transfer includes mutatio=
If not in the brain to expression step, then in the decoding, expression to
(the two usual models of memetic evolution beeing; changes in the expression
state; or memes figthing and consilidating memes, code partially overwriting
or merging with other code)

"All words, in every language, are metaphors." Marshall and Eric McLuhan.

Peter =D6kner
"What happens if you cross a mafioso whith an academic?
He gives you an offer you can't understand."