Re: virus: Rationality

Martz (
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 21:57:13 +0000

On Mon, 3 Mar 1997, Alexander Williams <> wrote:

>Its challenge that makes more of a man of ya, Martz. :)

But I want to be a WOMAN! I'm a lesbian trapped in a mans body.

>> One thing I think I should mention at this point. I mentioned that I
>> thought any communication could be broken down *recursively* into the
>> three steps ( heaven. Shit. I can't get that tune outta my head).
>I'm not absolutely sure that its absolutely reductible more than a cycle
>or two down but in general, I'll agree. Provisionally. :)

We haven't got the knowledge yet, but theoretically I think it can be
done (I think it's obvious but I'm always wary of things that seem

>I'm not sure /how/ meme-meme interactions are really
>accomplished; at that level we're already so far away from `the
>hardware' (the headware?) that I'm not sure its /meaningful/ to discuss
>meme-meme protocol beyond to say `yes, it happens, yes it can probably
>fail but typically doesn't.' We have experience of
>memesphere-memesphere communication, but meme-meme requires so much of
>the model at present ...

Give us time though. We're pretty good at finding answers once we start
asking questions.

>I'm fairly sure than inter and intra memespheric communication take
>largely different communication rules into account, for no other reason
>that intermemespheric communication has had /millinea/ to be worked on,
>intramemespheric communication is a relatice /blip/ in comparison.

How many millenia? What sort of time period do you reckon separates the
two events? Is it enough for evolution to have made a jot of difference?
I see the two happening at around the same time so I'm not convinced.


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