Re: Definition of meme

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Thu 22 May 2003 - 12:04:47 GMT

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    >>The mind may be a better playground for memetics.
    >Mind is just software/firmware running on the neural hardware.
    >While *humans* might be hard pressed to deal with the detail involved
    >something as complicated as a brain, our "thinking aids" might be up to the
    >task. We would be really hard pressed to deal with the data from the
    >various gene projects without computer to cope with the details.
    >But where or how memory is stored is not important to memetics. It is only
    >important that we *can* do this and are able to pass on memes such as 3
    >balls and 4 strikes to other brains.

    I agree, and therefore to determine whether some information is shared by Jack as well as Jill it would be more practical to consult the minds of Jack and Jill rather than slicing up their brains. To achieve this I'm thinking of non-invasive interviewing techniques and/or interrogation measures, if the setting is slightly less amicable.

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