Re: virus: I need an analogy...

Corey A. Cook (
Wed, 19 Mar 97 20:49:59 CT

Jim wrote:
>what I would like to see, is an analogy in the field of "thought
>reproduction" (is there a better term for this?) to the recent
>innovation of science: CLONING!

hmm. It seems to me that memetic cloning is an impossiblity. Memetic
transfering has 3 parts: encoding, transmission, and decoding. Each step
has the possibility of error and mistakes. Memetic cloning would be transfer
from one memesphere to another without error or mistakes. I just don't see
this happening. Even if you could remove all error from the first two steps,
you really have no control over the last one, as it is inside someone else's
head. Then again...

I'm going to think about this one.

>I'd love some input on this, and on weather I have a clue as to what you
>Philosophers are talking about!

If we were Philosophers, we would have Stones.

Corey A. Cook

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