Re: definition of meme (was Re: virus: Re : Complexity was TT)
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 14:28:38 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Alexander Williams wrote:

> David McFadzean wrote:

> > You are the first person I've come across to claim that memes cannot be
> > transmitted. May I suggest you check out the alt.memetics FAQ
> > ( The whole point of memetics
> > is to understand how ideas are transmitted culturally.


> Its somewhat disturbing to find the Virus list already so encapsulated
> around dogma; one would think a Virian Church would eschew dogma in
> favour of almost constant catyclismic change.

That requires *exercise*. The tolerance of continual cataclysmic change
requires memetic adaptations that I don't quite have yet. I'll need to
know how they work to write my sci-fi; it sounds like something
well-suited to my alien race, the Iskandran Badgers.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd