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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 -- http://www.ii01.org -- "a prime source of meta-memes"
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