virus: RE: All = gene + meme ?

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 5 Aug 1996 14:21:29 -0700

David McDivitt wrote:

>Brodie has yet to answer my earlier question, relevant to what extent
>his theory
>honors human choice, and to what extent is it merely a statement of

Boy, "honors human choice" is a pretty loaded phrase. So is "merely." I
guess I better honor human choice if I want to have any success in this
arena. =)

I thought I did answer this. Maybe you didn't like the answer. "Human
choice" is not a real thing, it is a distinction-meme. It's easy to
create linguistic paradoxes by overlapping models. The answer is that
memetics has great predictive value. It can predict which ideas will
tend to spread, for one thing. Funny thing is, when you look at a lot of
people together, these seemingly "free-will" "human choices" seem to
even out predictably.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?