Re: Where's meme?

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Mon 19 May 2003 - 04:05:55 GMT

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    At 05:57 AM 18/05/03 -0700, you wrote:


    >No it's not. You are using mind and brain as if they were synonymous,
    >which is simply not true. Memes in the mind, okay. Memes in the
    >brain, no way jose (at least for the time being).

    Maybe an analogy would help.

    Brain is hardware

    Mind is OS

    Meme is application software.

    Now the boundary between the last two is not clear, and for that matter, it isn't even in computers.

    None the less, since information has to be encoded in matter of some sort, saying a brain has a meme is technically correct, even if it need a mind
    (collection of OS software) to make any sense of the meme.

    Keith Henson

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