Re: Words and memes

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Thu Feb 07 2002 - 00:12:44 GMT

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >>I wonder if such mutation is not _completely_ due to the intention of
    >>improving their replicatory coefficient- understand my meme totally, and
    >>you are me.
    >Lots of people put what they consider the 'correct' idea out there, even
    >when they strongly suspect it will not be 'popular', but of course they
    >hold out hopes for succeeding generations.

    But they put it out there to be _understood_, and understanding is a
    great deal of the replicatory coefficient.

    Being misunderstood is not a personally efficient memetic state. Such
    misunderstanding might further a few memes that might take hold
    somewhere, outside of intention.

    I'm sure there are many examples of this, although producing the Edsel
    rings out loudest to me at this moment of memory.

    - Wade

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