Re: virus: Re: How did we get here?

Dave Pape (
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 13:08:11 GMT

At 19:34 10/02/97 +0000, Hakeeb wrote:

>It's my belief that a lot of people on this list thought up the "meme"
>concept long before they came across the formal Dawkins definition.

Agreed, because I think that "thinking up the 'meme' concept" is a process
of the sub-memes of the meme concept interacting in a mind, and a metameme
emerging from that interaction which has many features in common with, say,
Dawkins' meme-concept.

In the 70s and since, the sub-memes "evolution", "cognitive science",
"associative models of brain function", "religions and philosophies are all
members of some class of belief systems", etc., were all kicking around, and
I think it's not weird to think of them interacting (differently each time,
remember) in various minds.

>It's also my belief that people gravitate towards ideas that they already
>have i.e. their "meta-memes".

Birds of a feather flock together.

Dave Pape
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