Re: virus: Good idea
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 10:57:18 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 3 Feb 1997, Lior Golgher wrote:

> Dave Pape wrote:
> [CLIP]
> I take what I hope is a memetic definition of "good idea": a meme which
> is
> very effective at getting a stake in many people's mental processing
> resource. Thus the large-scale meme "Judaism" is a "good idea", because
> it's
> 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?

On the other hand, the "Judaism" meme-complex has remarkable
endurance/adaptability. Creating nations dedicated to the meme-complex,
when the meme-complex has phenotypes dating backwards over 3 millenia,
is not a typical feat.

I would expect Judaism to outcompete contraspiritual Christianity within
50 years.

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