Re: virus: Will the real meme please stand up.

David McFadzean (
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 16:50:34 +0100

From: Wade T.Smith <>
Date: August 11, 1997 12:42 PM

>>> The idea is to study the phenomenon, to do this we use models. The
>>> particular model here is natural selection under the neato-keen word
>>> "memetics". This still needs considerable work and no model is ever
>>> anything more than an approximation to the reality.
>>We all agree with this, too, except possibly David and Wade.
>Uh oh.
>Sounds about right to me.... I won't speak for David.

Sounds right to me too and I can't imagine why anyone would think
that I would think otherwise.

David (in Edinburgh)

BTW, in the last few days I've seen several beautiful 19th century
churches in Glasgow and Edinburgh that are vacant! Would anyone
like to donate a couple million pounds sterling to a good cause?