RE: virus: Meme, the Underlying Cause

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Wed, 01 Oct 1997 14:02:56 -0700

Robin wrote:
>I'll respond now, anyway. You are so wrong!!!! :-)
>But where to start explaining? Well, one thing: you seem to
>identify memes with thoughts. But if you think about it, that
>obviously won't fly (or even hold water). Just go back to
>Dawkins' original list of examples: pop tunes, clothing
>fashions, etc. These are not thoughts. Or, for that matter,
>go to any of the various definitions of memes... you can do
>that for yourself.

Your thoughts controled me as much as stopping me from having lunch when I
was really hungry. Now they are trying to give me a homework assignment.

[...]>Genetic information is no more important
>than life, and genes are no more important than their
>environment. Evolution has no particular "driving
>force". Behaviour has no single cause. My thoughts
>do not control your behaviour (gawd forbid!),

You are so right!

How come I write this to you?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159