Re: virus: MEME UPDATE: To Censor Or Not?

Alex Williams (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 23:06:25 -0500 (EST)

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> Erm... if we consider science to be a set of memes, and if we consider memes
> to interact according to evolutionary processes... well... isn't scientific
> development a sort of hunt in state-space, trickling down the
> energy-contours into ever-more stable structures of memes... that's
> certainly what it LOOKS like, to me.

I wouldn't say `ever more stable,' I'd say that it was seeking a
harmonic balance against a changing environment of /other/ memes, many
borne from the results of observations suggested by the first set of
`science' memes; a constant state of unstable equilibrium.