RE: virus: Virus. Interspecies Memetic Transference.

Marc Swenson (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 21:44:26 -0700

A valuable study upon this line would be *animal* to human memetic

We do see examples of it in current media. "Stupid Human Tricks", the
wearing of animalia fashion such as collars and leashes (interesting
meme - human>animal>human), polls about what percentage of the
population have the ability perform auto-fellatio, etc.

P.S. Is there really screwy formatting in these posts from me. My
apologies in advance, please inform me directly if so and I'll change

- Marc

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Drakir []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 1997 1:20 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: virus: Virus. Interspecies Memetic Transference.
> Ken McE wrote:
> >
> > The below is reposted with permission of the author. It is a field
> > report of a meme (berry picking) being passed from one species to
> > another. "Rita" is a dog.
> > Since it is well established that dogs learn from other dogs, there
> is
> > no reason to doubt that this meme could travel and spread
> indefinitely
> > within the canine population.
> Do you think the author would mind if I refer to the story when I get
> to
> the section on my memes page about how far Memetic Propagation can be
> taken? Naturally I'll remove all references to names and email
> addresses, and merely use it as an example.
> --
> Drakir
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