virus: memetic math

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 16:15:10 -0400

> R(x) is the criteria whereby I{m} is selected from E{m} for any
>meme "x" within E{m}.
> V(x) is the criteria whereby A{m} is selected from I{m} for any
>meme "x" within I{m}.

I haven't finished thinking about all this (I generally agree with it, and
it is in line with why I subscribed to this list in the first place), I
thought I'd share a couple of questions that I was mulling over in relation
to it and see what other people think.

Tim says he's interested in memes that reprogram R(x) and V(x) when they
reach A{m}. But here's another potential line of inquiry, related to
another thread we're currently discussing: How much of R(x) and V(x) is
hardwired by genetics?
And what does this teach us about what *can* be reprogrammed, and how it's

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