Re: virus: Together or Not

Marie Foster (
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 12:44:02 -0800

Tim Rhodes wrote:
> 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

Is there a risk in applying it to the general phenomena of