RE: virus: Do memes exist?

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 23:52:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, MarXidad wrote:

> (Lurker alert: pardon the intrusion...)
Thanks for coming out of the shadows!

> I think he meant that the /existence/ of genes are implied by the
> process of inheritance, or is that what you're asking about?

Yes, existance, and some aspects of, said genes.

> And don't we already have a good idea of /how/ memes transfer from one
> mind to the next?

I, for one, am not so sure. Before 1946 (finding DNA) we could at least
tell how to breed for a trait with a reasonable degree of success. Can we
do the same for a meme yet?

-Prof. Tim