virus: Do People Create?

Reed Konsler (
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 18:20:09 -0500

>From: Dave Pape <>
>Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 00:21:52 GMT
>Subject: Re: virus: Do People Create?
>What I Think "Meaning" Means by Dave Pape
> x means y
> x and y are memes with a large proportion of sub-memes in common.
>Their physical substrate would be two meta(metameta)groups of neurons with
>many neural linkages between them... kind of.

What if x and y are not discreet? Can the structure of x and y change? Is
there is an uncertianty principle and an observer effect of meaning? Lets
say (primitive example) that you try to discriminate between the word
"discover" and "invent" the meanings change in the very act of
comparison? When you discriminate words do you first look for similarities
or differences...does it matter?

In general, do you perceive reality as best understood by subdivision or by
synthesis? (allright, cheap shot...obvious answer is both)


Reed Konsler