Re: virus: Rationality

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:47:07 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Alexander Williams wrote:

> I hold to the idea that no two memes in different memespheres are
> identical; they may be similarly derived, and as we develop more and
> more useful protocols the memes that are interpreted in others' heads
> become more and more like the ones we want to create their (they more
> closely mimic our model), but the fuzziness in that interpretation is
> /important/ to me in my thinking about memes.

So are you saying something to the effect of: "These grunting and
clicking noises humans make are a means by which they cause /similar/
ideas to their own to be constructed in the minds of other humans. The
more building blocks they share the easier it is for one to invoke the
creation of a similar structure in the others mind." And if that *is*
what your saying (might presumptuous ain't I?) aren't memes the "grunting
and clicking noises" in whatever format?

Prof. Tim