Re: virus: Rationality

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 18:50:25 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 03:27 PM 28/02/97 -0000, Andy Cheyne Service-LL wrote:
> >I think you've hit upon an important dynamic of the CoV here. I suspect
> >that, broadly speaking, we can divide the membership into "soft"
> >memeticists (who, as you say, view memes as a usful metaphor, when it
> >works) and "hard" memeticists (who see in memetics the beginnings of a
> >description of an actual mechanism).
> What about the ones that think that descriptions of actual mechanisms
> are useful metaphors?

And the ones that think useful metaphors are descriptions of actual