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

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 09:54:19 -0500

>Fourth: This is where it gets confusing :) /If/ a fundamental meme can be
>identified, can it transmitted /by itself/? Can it "die" when propogating?
>What use is a meme that is so small? OK, now, leading on from this, /if/
>it is possible to transmit fundamental memes on their own, or in very small
>groups, is it possible to take a meme (read meme-complex) and propogate
>it as smaller parts, and have it rebuilt inside the new host? That would
>be the ultimate way to infect without detection.

Isn't this sort of the method one sees Socrates using in some of Plato's
dialogues? Get somone to accede to a variety of statements (smaller memes)
so they'll be forced to accept your conclusion (larger meme)? What you're
talking about may be a more sophisticated version of that, but I think the
principle is the same.

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