Re: sex and the single meme

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Sat Jan 26 2002 - 04:06:08 GMT

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    > If the brain would be defined by memes everyone could be a
    > genius. Just read the right books and you become intelligent but
    > there's more to that which is clear i think. Memes are not
    > everything.

    Not so I think. Let's consider the analogy brain-computer again.
    Compare a crappy old-timer like the sx 286 to
    a pentium IV power-house with all the nifty bells and whistles you can
    hope for. Now you gonna install software on both machines. On the
    first you install MS-DOS since it is the only OS it can handle. On the
    pentium IV machine you install an infinitely more versatile and
    robust OS like Red-hat Linux 7.1. Since memory and speed are significant
    limiting factors in the 286 you can install perhaps some basic small
    and that's it. On the other hand, you can upload all the software your money
    can buy with the flashy 60 GB pentium IV.

    The operational capacity of both machines is partly defined by the software
    they can handle. Which machine will give you the best performance
    and applicability spectrum? Exactly... The same goes with brains (computers)
    and memes (software), if you have a shabby brain to begin with you'll have a
    hard time
    downloading useful memes. This doesn't mean that everyone with a souped
    up brain adopts exclusively useful memes, of course.


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