Re: The necessity of mental memes

Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 06:49:02 GMT

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    >"Replicating ideas" are
    > always changing in the minds of those they infect, and they can mutate
    > (sometimes a lot) with every new person they infect. It is hard to predict
    > exactly what behavior a particular meme will be inducing next week,
    > you never know how the meme may interact with other memes, or mutate.

    The dynamics of memes in brains may be capricious indeed, and I think that's
    reason why media which guarantee higher longevity such as written language
    helped prevent the rate of meme variation to reach counter-productive
    After all, to make evulution possible memes should retain at least some of
    their substance over time and upon transmission.


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