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> Grant said:
> >When I tell you my idea, you receive the information based on your
> >own concept of what I'm trying to say. Thus my experience, which
> >led to the idea, and your experience, which is the basis for
> >understanding what I am trying to convey, act like the two lines of
> >genetic material that form a new person. The result is a meme that
> >is not exactly the original idea nor exactly a new idea. We might
> >call it a hybrid of the old idea plus new material. I have to admit
> >that seems awfully close to what sex does for genes.
> This is closer to what I was trying to say earlier. When two
> bacteria have sex they just meet, swap genetic material and then go
> on their way (conjugation). No male, female monogamy etc.
> Bacterial sex. :)
The original form of genetic engineering.
> Maybe memes are single-cell ideas?
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