virus: Memes and Genes

Dave Pape (
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 12:56:08 GMT

I have a genetic life, involving my genetic profile and how the being which
that specifies interacts with other genetic organisms. I also have a memetic
life, in that I'm a memetic entity, and the memes which give rise to me
interact with other (people's) memes, changing me, changing them...

Question: Are there many memes which don't help their hosts genetically,
which still thrive in the meme pool?

Dave Pape
The memetic equivalent of a G3 bullpup-design assault rifle blowing a full
clip at my opponent. (Alex Williams 1996)

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