virus: Good idea

Lior Golgher (
Mon, 03 Feb 1997 22:13:27 -0800

Dave Pape wrote:
I take what I hope is a memetic definition of "good idea": a meme which
very effective at getting a stake in many people's mental processing
resource. Thus the large-scale meme "Judaism" is a "good idea", because
got a decent stake in a great many minds.
On the same manner, a 'good mutation' increases the number of the meme's
hosts. Thus both "Christianity" and "Islam" are 'good mutations' of the
meme "Judaism", right?
When those mutations would evolve to a certain phase in which they would
promote the eradication of their original ancestor, they'd remain
"good", right?