Re: virus: Memes and Genes
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 13:19:20 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Dave Pape wrote:

> 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?

If the selection effect against is not measurable, the memes will
thrive--whether ideas or genes. Naming instances is harder.

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