Re: sex and the single meme

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 23:46:52 GMT

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    Hi Francesca S. Alcorn -

    >Sexual reproduction in bacteria may involve taking up DNA from
    >the environment, from viruses, from plasmids, or from conjugation.
    >The addition of genetic variability is random and depends on the
    >correct binding receptors on the surface of the bacterium.

    I like it.

    [Sexual] reproduction in memes may involve taking up meme-stuff from the
    environment, from viruses, from designs, or from active mingling. The
    addition of memetic variability is random and depends on the correct
    binding receptors in the host.

    - Wade

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