From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 18 Feb 2006 - 06:01:54 GMT
At 04:18 PM 2/17/2006 -0800, Ted wrote:
>We may also speak of a memetic field that embraces the individuals
>under the influence of the cartoons and their associated mnemes. The more
>people drawn into the field, the more powerful it becomes.
I don't grok mnemes or "memetic field" but it probably doesn't matter.
>the cartoons cease to be current, that is, the current is reduced and
>eventually cuts out. At that point the memetic field dies, and the
>associated mnemes return to their dormant state.
Or this might be known as the "cartoon" war and a hundred million people
I have this horrible thought that the original function of memes might have
been to synch a band's warrior up to an attempt to kill off the tribe next
door when the inevitable overpopulation generated a resource crunch.
It is obvious to me that those who were organized about attacking at
appropriate times would do better than those who could not get organized.
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