Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id AAA27539 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Sat, 26 Jan 2002 00:59:44 GMT Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:55:23 -0800 Message-Id: <200201260055.g0Q0tN722615@mail15.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [220.127.116.11] From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: sex and the single meme Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
> "Scott Chase" <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com Re: sex and the single memeDate: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 23:17:26 -0500
>>From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: Re: sex and the single meme
>>Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 22:27:57 -0800
>> > Re: sex and the single memeDate: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 08:54:59 -0500
>> > "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com> "memetics list"
>> >On 01/22/02 23:37, Joe Dees said this-
>> >>then we release our progeny into the cruel world and see if they'll die
>> >The 'memes are outside' stance would call the progeny the meme. The rest
>> >is also context.
>>They're unreleased memes prior to release.
>After conception, do they await release within a "memetic" womb? Are there
>"memetic" twins or quadruplets? "Memetic" c-sections? "Memetic" adoptions?
>"Memetic" water bbies? "Memetic" midwifes? "Memetic" ob-gyn's? Would there
>be a pro-life versus pro-choice debate for "memes"?
Once we receive memes, we can cognitively deconstruct them into their constituent components and recombine these componnents in novel ways (call this gestation in our conceptual wombbrains; the new meme, born of multiple parents, is growing and changing); at this stage it is latent and possible, rather than manifest and actual. It is born when it is successfully propagated to another; it could, on the other hand, be placed in suspended animation (in media fertilization), waiting for another brain to thaw out the pages. Memetic hooks are promemelife, as they increase propagation rates regardless of what we would otherwise choose; memetic filters are promemeabortion, as they decrease propagation rates, regardless of what we would otherwise choose. The lack of either hooks or filters is prochoice-for-you-and-me, as we are able to more clearly jude a meme, and whether we wish to accept or reject it, on its merits and not on propaganda tricks, pro or con.
>Would talking in one's sleep be a nocturnal emission?
Not talking in one's sleep would be a nocturnal omission.
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