Re: Example of an aggresive irrational meme

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    Hi Philip

    > Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 17:22:36 -0900
    > From: "Philip Jonkers" <>
    > Subject: Re: Example of an aggresive irrational meme
    > Phil:
    >>> Also memes have `sex' in your head too. There also memes interact with
    >>> other
    >>> memes
    >>> to produce new ones. This is what abstract or creative thinking is all
    >>> about
    >>> for instance.
    >>> There is where the parallel with biology ends of course.
    > Scott:
    >> I'm still having trouble seeing where the parallel begins ;-)
    > Let me put it this way then: in biology gene-hosts copulate to produce new
    > genes
    > and gene-plexes. Analogously, in culture meme-hosts combine to produce
    > new memes and meme-plexes.
    > Phil

    Still don't think it is much use i'm afraid. If i mix two chemicals
    together, they can produce a new chemical. To my mind this is just as
    acceptable an analogy in some respects. Although memetics arose from
    biological cultural analogy, it can be pushed too far and i think this is
    one of them. I could be wrong of course :-)



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