Re: virus: Rationality

Alexander Williams (
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 22:22:10 -0500

Richard Brodie wrote:
> It sounds to me like you've backed off your "memes cannot be
> transmitted" heresy and now are saying "memes can never be copied with
> 100% fidelity." I suspect you'll have less disagreement with your new
> stance.

I'm still saying that `memes cannot be transmitted,' Richard. The fact
that they cannot be transmitted, that it is merely `signs and portents'
that are interpreted by a seperate memesphere that can misunderstand,
have a different interpretation context or whatnot leads to the
representation even in a perfect protocol, which English itself is far
from, that leads to the resultant meme given rise by the interpretation
of the signs to be unlike the meme that was intended.

   Alexander Williams{}
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There is something that  happens to an  enemy when he sees his  home
and family stepped on by a hundred ton metal man.    -- Arkon Verian
Of  all the weapons of the  Empire, the  greatest and most respected
were the Metal Knights.  These Knights had served the leaders of the
Bendar for Generations,   righting wrongs and  bringing  fear to the
Empire's Enemies.  It is  said that these  metal giants were  shaped
like men so  that the alien servants of  Evil would know that it was
Man who defeated them.
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