Re: The Guardian on Information

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Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 09:13:34 BST

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    Robin writes

            <Richard Feynman once said nobody can understand quantum mechanics,
            but Murray Gell-Mann, also a Nobel prize winner, disagrees. He
            is sure we can make sense of it, but only if we work information
            theory into the mix.

    How is this relevant here? Memes and genes are both units of information,
    and the relationships between matter, energy and information are highly
    relevant to both genetics and memetics.>

    Gell-Mann made the point back in 1996 in an address to the National Defence University:

    "In the case of societal evolution, the schemata consist of laws, customs, myths, traditions, and
    so forth. The pieces of such a schema are often called "memes," (original quotation marks)"

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