Date: Fri 08 Nov 2002 - 02:23:49 GMT
> Dear Richard,
> > You need to talk about mental information to distinguish memes from
> > other replicators. Memes are those replicators that replicate
> > through the effect they have on our minds, and thereby our behavior.
> Well, I think that it makes sense to say that all units of cultural
> transmission are memes. What other replicators did you have in mind?
Which brings to mind the question: are computer viruses a subset of memes which are selected and evolved through minds yet replicated by means of both minds and machines, or are they a different and independent type of replicator?
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