Re: virus: Autocatalytic Idea System Examples

Chitren Nursinghdass (
Fri, 30 May 1997 12:49:21 +0200

Tom sez :

>I know I don't pee behind just any bush when I'm in the city (and other
>urbanised areas). Now if you'll excuse me, I've chosen to watch the
>Simpsons rather than read Viral email.
>Well, maybe I'll multitask.

>I would put in a big "Me too!" here, but there are still a few active
>individualism memes in me. Fortunatelly for me (and mabye the reverse for
>everyone else on this list :P), my "memetics is a cool thing to talk
>about/use/apply" meme has been recently strengthened.

In my meme set, free will has a great place. Do anything you please, that's
fine by me.

In fact in any system, the thing to preserve is variation, the rest is the rest.

And above all, if being sarcastic and overly unhelpful makes you feel better,
then great, have it any way you like. It's fine by me.

Everybody's free, no ?

Unless memes are really viruses of the mind, in which case, struggle
as you might, they're somewhere...

It's good you can be cynical about it all, but unless you rationally
find an explanation about why this or that meme can be good or bad
in your system, then it's just there, and when you talk or write,
you'll just make it reproduce, no ?