Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id FAA12191 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Mon, 21 Jan 2002 05:14:43 GMT To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <AA-39D942971CFAD0DFFA946EB9C5E9F270-ZZ@homebase1.prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 00:10:49 -0500 From: "Philip Jonkers" <PHILIPJONKERS@prodigy.net> Subject: Re: sex and the single meme Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>If the now existing memes in our head are sexually
active of being part
>of the existing cognition involved, they are
monogamous. But, as far we
>can establish new ideas pop up. Memes are doing it,
indeed with any-
>thing and pre- supposingly with everything and every
>So, in the rush towards propagation and therefor
survival memes must
>A meme would be in fact an adulterous clone !
>If such a thing can exist !?
Sex in biological animals provides a faster way to
adapt to extremely competetive and changing
environments. Organisms who don't use sex to adapt were
mostly outcompeted and supplanted by those who did.
The function of sex is reflected by increasing the
variation rate in the evolutionary algorithm.
Memes may do the same thing, by cluttering together
in meme-hosts (without the feeling of bliss though).
When meme-hosts stick their heads together to figure
things out, they have an advantage with respect to
the lone ranger who has to figure things out all by
himself. Memes inside a host may act as one together
also to reach a solution to some problem at hand
and thus generate new memes (applying present
knowledge to gain new ideas, knowledge).
Anyway, better and faster ways to adapt automatically
get selected in an evolutionary process
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