Re: virus: Rationality

David McFadzean (
Sun, 02 Mar 1997 17:18:59 -0700

At 11:47 AM 01/03/97 -0500, Alex Williams wrote:

>More than /just/ the information in a meme, the other memes in its
>environ affect its activity.

OK, I see the difference now. But memes are defined by their effects,
not by the actual pattern of information. For instance, if we both
say "Jesus Christ is my saviour", then that indicates that we are
infected by the Christian meme even though the actual information
pattern that caused that particular speech act to be executed may
be radically different in our respective neural systems.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus