Re: Memetic Parasitism

From: Alan Patrick (
Date: Tue 19 Jul 2005 - 20:46:04 GMT

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    > I'm not convinced that it's a matter of being parasitic - well only in the
    > sense that you can't have an objecting-to-Harry-Potter meme-set without
    > having Harry Potter in the first place.

    I think I buy your overall explanation here, though I am becoming increasingly intrigued with the idea of memetic parasitism, and maybe symbiotic memes. I don't know of any detailed work in this area, but by empirical observation it seems that religion and politics are very susceptible.

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