Re: virus: Why not ramble

Brett Lane Robertson (
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 21:28:39 -0500

At 08:54 PM 10/22/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>What is wrong with finding a process and showing how it is memetic?
>Um, nothing.
>But- what would make it uniquely 'memetic'? Try this- find some memes in
>Sorry to be so undyingly skeptical... you're only young once.

Wade T. Smith


Wade has not developed his newly acquired Shamanic skills very well. He
makes intuitive leaps but can't separate himself from his skepticism.
Turned around, his statement could say "Don't try that and that, since memes
are not there and what is uniqe would be the meme" through a process of
elimination. I didn't say focus on what has been charted, I said focus on
what has not been charted (only on what has been charted by
negation...though I negate the negation by my focus). What would make it
uniquely memetic? Focus! One doesn't find memes by elimination, not
really; but, one also doesn't find memes by looking where other's have
looked or by looking for fruit flies.


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