RE: virus: Meme, the Underlying Cause

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 1 Oct 97 11:08:40 -0400

>Memes are not mysterious forces controlling anything, just a useful
theoretical construct
>that allows the analysis of culture on an evolutionary model. And the
observable aspect of
>culture, the one that's amenable to a scientific approach, unlike thoughts,
is behaviour.
>Memes are behavioural abstractions.

That is as close as I can get as well. (I tend to call memes cultural


Wade T. Smith