Re: virus: God and Level-3

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 30 Mar 1997 21:40:58 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 30 Mar 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> I didn't say beliefs can't affect reality, obviously they can.
> I just meant that beliefs do not determine reality.

If beliefs can affect reality (through our actions) than aren't they an
element in the determination of reality. R(t) = c*R(t-1)*b where R is
reality, t is time, b is belief, and c is some constant representing the
ebb and flow of entropy and/or novelty.

Maybe "b" could be replaced in the equation with "m" for memetic ecology?
Something like:
R(t) = c*R(t-1)*m(t-1)

Hmmm... and if I were to continue to rant it might follow that,

m(t) = m(t-1)*f{R(t-1)}

where the function f is a sort of feedback pressure on the meme ecology.


-Prof. Tim