Re: virus: Rationality
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 13:31:56 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 23 Feb 1997 wrote:

> Ladies and Gents,
> Hello, sorry I've been so inactive recently, but come Monday I will have
> finished (I hope) a particularly busy project, and may have a little
> more time for emailing from work.
> Anyway, I have a question for anyone more versed in memetics than myself
> (I still consider that I don't really understand it in depth, despite the
> fact that I've been on this ML for nearly 6 months!).
> Memes are little snippets of information, etc, which we use as an operating
> base for the way we act and react, right? Well, I was thinking (whirr-click):
> Is ones rationale, and Logic a meme? Can one be infected by rationality,
> or does rationality control the memesphere (or vice versa)? Is rationality
> built in, or is it learned?

I would have to conclude, from vast immersive experience, that
rationality *is* a meme, and one with a relatively small representation
on Earth.

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