Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id QAA04325 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:21:46 GMT Message-ID: <00c701c1a818$503952a0$10a2bed4@default> From: "Kenneth Van Oost" <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be> To: <Kennethvanoost@myrealbox.com> References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Do all memes die out or evolve? I think not. Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 17:24:11 +0100 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2314.1300 X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.00.2314.1300 Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Playing catching up, here ! I hope you don 't mind !?
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith Henson <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: Do all memes die out or evolve? I think not.
> At 09:40 PM 15/01/02 -0800, "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >I think that some memes reach an optimized limit state that nevertheless
> >retains their functionality and usefulness. For instance, I do not see
> >the multiplication tables either dying out or evolving.
> The same can be said of large areas of "constrained" knowledge. The
> periodic table of elements is a similar case.
> For that matter, baseball or cricket changes very little as time goes on
> because they are constrained by written rules. Writing down a meme can
> slow its drift to nearly zero.
<< Soccer has rules that are witten down, I suppose, but the rules of the
game changed. So what is the point !?
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