virus: CoV Memetics: Mysticism of the 90's

Reed Konsler (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 20:37:28 -0500

>From: David McFadzean <>
>Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 15:29:23 -0700
>Subject: Re: virus: CoV Memetics: Mysticism of the 90's
>How did you miss the fact that the CoV was created to oppose mysticism?
>CoV memetics agrees with all 3 assumptions.
>Memetics states that it is useful to model the transmission of behaviors in
>this way, analogous to the selfish gene theory. If you think the selfish gene
>theory implies that organisms are "nothing but" vehicles for genes then you
>missing the point.
>Could you explain how you arrived at these conclusions? You totally lost me.

and so on...

Usually I read my digest from beginning to end before responding to
anything in order to avoid what I just did: repeat previous points, only
less effectively. Sorry for the redundancy.

I did find it interesting that David and I perceived the post almost
identically. Freaky actually...maybe I am getting infected (joke! joke!).


Reed Konsler