RE: virus: Altruism, Empathy, the Superorganism, and the

Dave Pape (
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 23:44:26 +0100 (BST)

Robin Faichney wrote:

>BTW, I'm fairly keen to attach my name to the suggestion
>that empathy is a prerequisite for memetic transmission,
>so if any of you entrepreneurial people out there are thinking
>about passing it off as your own, don't expect to go
>unchallenged! (Though I don't expect to publish anything
>soon, I have mentioned it in circles even more prestigious
>than this one, and I'm archiving all remotely related traffic

Why? What empathy does Coca Cola Schweppes have with me? Coke memes have
certainly transmitted between that Company and my mind... otherwise I
wouldn't call Cola "Coke".

Dave Pape
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