RE: virus: Re: The saga continues!

Wade T.Smith (
Tue, 16 Sep 97 10:25:55 -0400

> And, I can only say, that--NO--we will never *prove* anything...


You take the (high) road, and I'll take the (low) road....

And OK, then, my question is, has anyone attempted to experimentally
determine the existence of memes to anything close to the degree of the
experimental determination (the proof) of genes?

And why not?

Others on the other memetics list (strangely quiescent recently) have
asked the same question. To me, all 'memetic engineering' is useless
without the mechanism, and more than futile academic hand-waving until
such mechanism is actually found. Like some of us have all said, until
then, it's marketing, advertising, brain-washing, politics, etc.... Until
we have a rose to call a rose, whatever it is goes by some other name....

Wade T. Smith