Re: virus: Together or Not

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 09:58:47 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Marie Foster wrote:

> I still think that *I* is a meme. It is useful for self organization
> and recognition. Personality, identity are needed to function. I think
> that if it is a continuum, then when it may go wrong is around the
> autonomy - ego phase.

I wonder if it is proper to say that "I" is a meme or if various models of
the self, which when employed call themselves "I", is in fact the meme.

(It is the transmittable aspect of memes that makes me hesitant to attach
the "meme" label to the general phenomena of consciousness)

-Prof. Tim