virus: Memetic Tests

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 13:54:17 -0800

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>Genetics is nevertheless a
>science, with quantitative, falsifiable hypotheses and empirical
>results. So is memetics: it makes falsifiable predictions, and can
>be tested with empirical results.

What examples do you have in mind for memetic predictions and tests?

I agree that memes exist but I am not aware of any scientific tests. Some
people claim to be Memetic Engineers, some write amusing books about what
memes can do, but I would love to hear about some *empirical results*.

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159