Re: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)
Thu, 20 Mar 97 09:38:43 GMT

Martz wrote:

> >If we consider humans
> >to be memetic entities, then a muscle is a subdivision of such.
> Yes. And?

And nothing. It was just a statement.

> The properties don't necessarily propogate downwards like
> that. I'm now looking at a monitor. Does that mean that the power switch
> is also a monitor? Or a single atom of glass?

No, but if they are actually part of the monitor aparatus, then they are
subdivisions, aren't they?

> >> >What use is a meme that is so small?
> >>
> >> What use is a gene that is so small?
> >
> >On its own, is it any use? Sorry, this is what I meant.
> Possibly not. Just as a single word may be fairly useless, when combined
> in a particular way you get a work of art.

But even single words can be utterly descriptive, and meaningful.

> >> Some small things have
> >> huge effects.
> >
> >;)
> Are you trying to tell me something?

Implying, maybe.