Re: virus: Definition of meme (from alt.memetics)

David McFadzean (
Sat, 4 Jan 1997 14:58:08 -0700

> From: Wade T.Smith <>
> Date: Friday, January 03, 1997 5:31 AM

> Well, I wasn't suggesting, I'm still searching. And I see your point.
> Although it still seems to me to be putting the cart before the horse.
> But then again, I see all practically all social sciences as likewise
> situated.

I don't think this is putting the cart before the horse. As Dennett says,
we have to start in the middle. I'm willing to bet that you use concepts
like "idea", "computer", and "cow" all the time without fully understanding
the underlying mechanisms.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus