Re: virus: Re: respectable

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 6 Aug 97 23:16:08 -0400

>1. Memetics doesn't concern itself with a "correct" methodology. There
>will never be a memetic text outlining the rules of Tragedy. Nor does it
>consider any one text more authentic than another.

I don't for a second consider aesthetics to be a boundary discipline. I
don't even think Aristotle should be considered in that way. Aesthetics
always needs to be a reaction to art. Memetics, hopefully, may be the
front door.

>I proposed a while ago that there *is* a physical method for measuring
>the spread of a meme. Just follow the money.

Ouch. Then again, the economic as proto-behavior/culture does have a nice
feel to it. I certainly feel there is a great (if not overriding) deal of
the economic in the shaman. Do we need a definition of 'money' before
this discussion moves off the trading floor?

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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