Re: virus: Book review

Grant Callaghan (
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 08:56:17 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Chitren Nursinghdass wrote:

> Grant sez :
> >If we don't find ways to divide up a uiverse so large as that of memes
> >how will we be able to study it? I doubt that we can teach memetics
> >effectively with koans.
> >I'm working on it in my mind, but I haven't been able to grasp it yet.
> >It's too big a subject to swallow in one gulp.
> >(Mixed metaphors are more serendipitous.)
> Well there should be common points with any replicators.
> The study of other replicators have already been categorized,
> maybe this can help as a framework of sorts.
> It's not like we'd be working up from scratch, would it ?
We do have some good shoulders to stand on with the physical and
biologic sciences. I've been reading E.O. Wilson's "Sociobiology"
and his essay "On Human Nature." He seems to have a good grasp of
how to divide his part of the physical world. The world of virtual
reality that we carry around in our heads seems a bit more slippery
and hard to pin down.