RE: virus: MS Weapon

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 00:34:52 -0700

On Thursday, October 9, 1997 8:46 PM, Nathaniel Hall
[] wrote:
> Two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen make one molecule of
water. Is
> this an example of one of those patterns which don't exist?

You are confused when you say "don't exist." Patterns are labels,
distinction-memes, and they exist in minds. The substance that we
approximate by calling it a water molecule certainly exists, but the map is
not the territory.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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