Re: virus: necessary reason

Wade T.Smith (
Fri, 7 Nov 97 00:19:08 -0500

>Similarly, Wade might be
>missing this symbolic understanding of the meme by looking for it to fit
>within the first category.

But I don't want (or need for that matter) any bloody 'symbolic
understanding of the meme'.
I want contact. I want memetics taken away from the philosophical, and
sent kicking and screaming into the physical.

Show me the me-me.

"If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if
what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone;
if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes
astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there
must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything."
- Confucius

Again, don't get too riled. I remain in search, like Diogenes, for the
empirical data of the honest meme. I am not convinced your route leads
anywhere near it.

(Meanwhile, I am rereading Aristotle on Dreams....)

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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