Re: virus: Rationality

Alex Williams (
Sat, 1 Mar 1997 14:28:34 -0500 (EST)

> whose shoulders that metasystem stands. It does no disservice, therefore,
> to say that the signals /contain/ meaning.

While the resat of your post doesn't contain much to disect, this
statement /does/. This is like telling a radio engineer that `the
noise in the signal's not important,' its the statement of a
theoretician, not an engineer. To a genetic engineer, the fact that
genes /code for/ a trait and do not contain the trait itself
inherently is vitally important. Similarly, to a memetic engineer,
the distinction between the meme and the signal that is interpreted to
/spawn/ a meme is of vital importance.