Re: virus: The One or the Many? (was: META)

Paul Prestopnik (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 10:02:45 -0400

> From: Tim Rhodes <>
> If we wanted to make memetics into a science [1], one that could prove
> itself through the predictive powers of its theories, which is a better
> approach: studying the effects of memes on the individual or on large
> groups.
I think a study of the effects on groups of people would be more productive
than a study of the effects on individuals. Once specific memes are
identified and there effects on groups are better understood than the
resolution could be refined to a single person.
I think memetics in this manner would have to parallel the transition from
newtonian to quantum level physics, thermodynamics etc.