Memetic Manufacturing (WAS: Re: virus: Re: Rationality)

Corey A. Cook (
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 21:14:32 -0800 wrote:
> I'm begining to feel less and less like an independant entity with every
> step of this thread :(
> The interesting thing is, that I invented the <rampage> meme. As far as I
> can tell, it was not propogated to me in any way, it was just something that
> my memesphere threw up, when an example was called for. Perhaps this is
> free-will: The ability to tailor make your own memes.
> Thoughts?

Well, I don't know if memetic manufacturing is a part of free will or
not, but it is a valid phenomenon. How many time has a brand spanking
new meme popped up in your head, and you had absolutly no idea of where
it came from? Some of them might have just been nested in our
memesphere's, and we lost the reference tag. But I find it hard to
believe that all of them came from there.

What do you think?

Corey A. Cook

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