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

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 12:35:35 -0800 (PST)

> I'm sorry to confuse matters, but this isn't entirely true. It's
> perfectly possible for two white sheep to give birth to a black sheep.

Which is precisely what I was saying. There's no such thing as a discrete,
identifiable "gene", but nonetheless we can calculate good odds for the
production of blue-eyed sons and black sheep based on the mathematical
assumption that there is such a thing, and be statistically correct, so
there's no need to quibble that they don't exist in reality.

> > and French children wind up with French accents.
> They wouldn't if they were taken from their parents at birth, and
> raised by parents with a different accent.

Which is also precisely what I said, that memetic evolution is
comparable to genetic evolution in that aspect. You have just shown
that you understand completely what I was saying, despite the fact
that you thought I was saying something completely different.
Please read the post again in context.

Lee Daniel Crocker <>