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

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 11:07:02 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 17 Oct 1997, Paul Prestopnik wrote:

> 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.

I'm leaning in this direction as well. (Of course I just started
re-reading _The Foundation Trilogy_ as well.)

-Prof. "Seldon Crisis" Tim