virus: organic "Mind Compound"

Brett Lane Robertson (
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:07:30 -0500

List (Wade),

I have my mandela up at...

...Wade had mentioned that memetics lacked some-kind of scientific
back-bone, or words to that effect, and envoked a mandela he had drawn while
high on LSD. I had wanted to put my own mandela up at that time for him to
refer to. It's up...check it out!

By the way, we have gene-like memes, meme complexes, and mind
viruses...looking at the mandela as a memetic complex, I thought that
perhaps it were an "Organic Mind Compound"--that is, not meme--being
infectuous, nor virus--being self sufficient, but "organic" being both
viable and stable...but relating to memetics like the meme and the virus.

Any one feel ready to expand memetics into bio-psych? Ready to add "mind
compound" to the list of memetic structures along with meme and virus?


Rabble Sonnet Retort
This line from Shakespeare has delusions of grandeur.

Douglas R Hofstadter