Re: The Guardian on Information

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 19:44:09 BST

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    On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 09:13:34AM +0100, Ilfryn PRICE(SED) wrote:
    > 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)"
    > If Price

    I'm sorry, If, my brain does often shut down for a while at this time of
    day so maybe that's why, but I think I may be missing your point, here.
    How do you see the relationship between Gell-Mann's two statements?

    Robin Faichney
    Inside Information -- -- "a prime source of meta-memes"

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