Re: Three Scientists and Their Gods

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    > I have been thinking about Aaron's idea that we should dispose of the
    > word meme, and call them replicators. Then we could look at the
    > process of replication, and how ubiquitous it is. So I dug out my
    > copy of Three Scientists and Their Gods, which IIRC, Ed Fredkin is
    > talking about information theory and the whole universe is a
    > computer. It strikes me that in his own way he is looking at a sort
    > of Grand Unifying Theory of replication of information. I am going
    > to go back and read it again, and wondered if anyone else has read it
    > too, what your thoughts were.

    And ubiquitous it is. But mind you, the concept of replicator is most
    general and
    besides memes includes genes too.If you say cultural replicator you're in
    but you have to admit that it doesn't sound as catchy as (the good old)


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