Re: electric meme bombs

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Fri 18 Oct 2002 - 07:27:05 GMT

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    > > Yes, and the reason for that is, it has to be performed and observed.

    > No, it can, and often is, mentally modified, with elaborations drawn from
    > memory and present perception. Otherwise, there would be no
    > mutation, and without mutation, there is no evolution. But memes
    > evolve. Q.E.D.

    It may be already implicit in your comments but I altogether stress it once more for completeness' sake. Memes can also be mutated while being received. As a matter of fact, the mimicking of some behavior cannot be done to mirror perfection unless the behavior to be replicated is sufficiently simple. Apart from mutations due to the memetic interactions within one's mind this is another source of mutation.


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