Re: Three Scientists and Their Gods

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    >At 01:08 AM 22/01/02 -0500, "Francesca S. Alcorn" <>
    > wrote:
    >>I have been thinking about Aaron's idea that we should dispose of the word
    >>meme, and call them replicators.
    >I have often mentioned in my writing that you could replace "meme" with
    >"replicating information pattern." Replicator is the inclusive class that
    >incorporates genes, memes and computer viruses. Meme though is a short
    >handy word and does not have much baggage (outside of meme discussion
    >groups that is).
    >Keith Henson

    What do you think the chances are for a ten-syllable name replicating and
    taking the place of a one-syllable name like "meme?" Fageddaboudit.


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