virus: Interspecies Memetic Transference.

Ken McE (
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 12:25:01 -0500


Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 21:44:26 -0700
From: Marc Swenson <>
Subject: RE: virus: Virus. Interspecies Memetic Transference.

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.


- Marc

Although not fashionable at this time, it is quite possible to learn
from animals. I myself was quite surprised to realize that I could
learn something useful from an iguana. It happened that we were living
in the back of an open pickup truck headed for Washington DC, and I had
the leisure time to observe and adapt to its rate of doing things.
I suspect that much of what they have to teach is instinctive
behavior. This usually means that it is successful behavior. Unless
you start passing it on to your friends it may not properly be memetic.

Regards, Ken McE

The only problem is that after you're done there's no way  to unteach a
dog how to use a hammock.