Date: Mon 23 Jun 2003 - 19:32:39 GMT
From: "Van oost Kenneth"
<email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Precision of replication Date sent: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 15:19:44 +0200 Send reply to: email@example.com
> Joe wrote,
> > Variation and mutation are ubiquitous, and they are necessary for
> > evolution. The fact that multiple variations/mutations can continue
> > to exist just means that there can be multistable viable selection
> > alternatives once the characterizing/identifying essentials are
> > fulfilled. Nevertheless, there are some instances in which such
> > ideal identicality is closely , even asymptotically, approached.
> > For instance, the Christian Great Charter ("Go ye therefore and
> > teach all nations, etc....") is the command for the memeset holder
> > to obsessively replicate to all and sundry whichever variation of
> > the Christian memeset the person holds, and it is known and
> > memorized, word for word, in many languages across the globe.
> Yes, it is, but how 'selfsame ' would the information be encoded !?
> How ' selfsame ' would each person infected by this perform in order
> to fulfill the words their potential !? Variation and mutation arise
> in how people induce upon the received information, and very
> ubiquitous indeed, how and what kind of context they received the info
> in the first place. Not the info is important, what you do with it IS
The info., in the case of memeplexes, usually contains instructions on what to do with it; replicate, proliferate (as in the Christian Great Charter, and Allah's Muslim Qu'ranic commands to convert all Dar-el- Harb land to Dar-el-Islam and all people therein to the Islamic Ummah, or failing that, to slaughter the Pagans and Atheists and enslave the People of the Books - Jews and Christians - into serfic dhimmitude). And of COURSE I associate myself with fitness landscapes; a quick perusal of the archives will reveal that I myself have proferred that very concept and term multiple times in the past.
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