Re: Do all memes die out or evolve? I think not.

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    At 09:40 PM 15/01/02 -0800, "Joe Dees" <>
    >I think that some memes reach an optimized limit state that nevertheless
    >retains their functionality and usefulness. For instance, I do not see
    >the multiplication tables either dying out or evolving.

    The same can be said of large areas of "constrained" knowledge. The
    periodic table of elements is a similar case.

    For that matter, baseball or cricket changes very little as time goes on
    because they are constrained by written rules. Writing down a meme can
    slow its drift to nearly zero.

    Keith Henson

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