Re: virus: Re: neural nets

David McFadzean (
Mon, 06 Jan 1997 17:10:08 -0700

At 09:47 PM 05/01/97 -0500, Alex Williams wrote:

>True, one could do that, but the computation, at least in my opinion,
>that the Von Neumann machine you /could/ construct from the NNet NAND
>(and other logic gates) wouldn't be occuring at the NNet level any
>more than a transistor is doing computation.

Agreed. I'm afraid we've run out of points of contention in this
particular line of argument.

>> Allow me a question then: How is your "memesphere" different from
>> a belief system?
>A `belief system' is typically related to a single meme-complex; the
>"memesphere" is made up from all the meme-complexi and stray memes you

I don't think "belief system" is usually used in a sense that would
limit to a single meme-complex. In which case is there any difference
between it and what you call a memesphere?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus