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

Dave Pape (
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 21:06:30 GMT

At 09:39 25/03/97 GMT, Drakir wrote:

>That's the problem! I'm just wondering whether a meme has to be
>universally accepted as a meme to be such, or whether if it acts
>as a meme on just one person (or maybe 2, depending if you want evidence
>of propogation) it can fullfil the criteria.

Second option's closer to what I think. A meme is a culturally replicating
idea. Replication involves some mutation- that's where the evolutionary
aspect of memetic development comes in. So memes travel from mind to mind,
changing as they go.

Dave Pape
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