Re: virus: Together or Not

David McFadzean (
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 22:30:00 -0700

At 06:00 PM 11/24/97 +1300, Tom Parsons wrote:

>Just watch the process happen. It is there to be seen in every infant, as
>its hardware and software develop to the point where the *I* phenomenon
>(which I doubt is a meme) happens. It is well established that the
>conceptual distinction between self and environment occurs in stages.

I read something in "The Myth of Irrationality" <>
that would suggest otherwise: namely that feral children don't seem to be
infected by the "I" meme which suggests that it is learned from other humans.

>Surely this individual development is similar to the progression to larger
>and differently-organized brains that occurred during our evolution.

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny? That reminds me of an oldie but goodie
posted to the Virus list, lemme see... exactly two years ago today! <>

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus