virus: Re: complexity

Ken Pantheists (
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 23:05:59 +0000

David McF wrote:
/I/ would say the heiroglyphs don't encode memes at all but rather are
stimulous-patterns for various meme-complex interpreters that did not
exist in the intervening 2000yrs and even the second recreation of the
interpretive meme-complexes are grounded in pure linguistic, not fully
cultural, interpretation.

What those that suggest language/communication `encode memes' would
say I have no idea. :)

I agree with david.

The memes are created by the reader to interpret/explain the language in
the heiroglyphs.

Look at the memes that were released into our culture at the time of the
Tutahnkhamen (sp?), king tut's, tomb escavation. Although there was a
significant amount accurate cultural knowledge that was released into
british and american culture, there was a 1920's Egypto-vogue that was
even more wide spread-- our culture's way of
explaining/celebrating/participating in the spread of ancient egyptian

  Ken Pantheists