virus: Re: What the hell is a false meme?

Lior Golgher (
Fri, 07 Feb 1997 23:58:37 -0800

Dave Pape wrote:

>Dave paped traced David R. saying this:

Lior... what do you mean by this? Do you mean that David R was both
Paped" and traced, or are you cross at my answer for saying
May I regret for posting that 'Possible Though Paranoid Theory'? The
conspiratory atmosphere is more demoralizing than funny. In other words,
it's that second possibility you've noted - I've read your response to
David and couldn't resist regarding his statement. I haven't anything to
say on your apple metaphor, sorry.

I'd say "true" memes are memes which mesh comfortably with (or is
already a
component of) your personal memetic ecological structure, and "false"
are memes which don't.

On a social scale, a "true" meme would be a meme which meshes
with (or is already a component of) the memetic metastructure of that
group's shared culture. And remember, by that I mean every thought,
or negative, which is shared around in that social group.
So may we say that: False Meme - A meme which cannot form a coherent
link to the ruling memesphere.

Oh shit. This looks like me trying to give another smartass answer! It
though, it's actually the genuinely dominant world-view memes in my
memespace right now.
The true\false adjective is rather weak on memes. The connotation of
true with positive and false with negative only adds to the confusion.
Let's just avoid using that term and that's it.
Objections anyone?