Re: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 23:22:19 -0800 (PST)

> >Someone, in the last couple of weeks, said that no meme cannot be broken
> >down further. Do you agree? Surely there must be some fundamental level
> >for a singular meme, otherwise, meme-complex and meme would be universally
> >interchangeable.
> Someone answer this, because it's been confusing me for ages as well... is
> there an atomic meme? I'm kind of thinking no... but then I spin off into a
> fractally recursive explanation wormhole.

Seems pretty obvious to me: a neural pattern that causes a single-nerve
stimulus to produce a single muscle contraction is the "atomic" meme,
from which all others all built. Of course, it has to be an acquired
pattern, not hard-wired.

Lee Daniel Crocker <>