From: rhinoceros (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 01 Feb 2003 - 20:47:47 GMT
> >"Everybody knows that each amino-acid has its
> >corresponding codon within the genetic code. If we
> >accept all that I said above, we must also accept that
> >each "synergistic activity of all the muscles which
> >move the same joint", each "minimum separabile", has
> >its corresponding "codon" within the MEMETIC CODE. In
> >respect with the term "codon", I will name it "MEMON"."
> >I nominate as a candidate for the memon what cognitive scientists call a
> Memes are information. Information's basic measure is the "bit."
> Keith Henson
Hmm... The "bit" is a basic unit for data, not information. For example,
1101 = 13 does not look like meaningful information. Data lack context.
Googling around, I found out that the "infon" has been proposed as a unit
Now... a unit for memes could be different. Is a "replicated information
pattern" just information? There could be room for a unit concept for memes
if we manage to quantify memes and keep the analogies working.
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