Re: virus: MAIDS

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 14:40:47 -0700 (PDT)

Tadeusz (Rand-y) Niwinski wrote:

> Can we control memes we process and can we prove it (one way or the
> other)? I think it's time to formulate our axioms. Let me start with
> some three axioms (three because I want to become the Ayn Rand of
> Memetics):
> (1) Memes exist.
> (2) Memes control what we do.
> (3) We are capable of selecting memes we let control what we do.

I think these axioms may be a good starting point. But I think we need to
expand our understanding of "we are capable of selecting memes" in order
to understand its relationship with "memes control what we do".

-Prof. Tim