Re: Meme pools?/ evolution and ecology

Mario Vaneechoutte (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 08:11:41 -0700

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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 08:11:41 -0700
From: Mario Vaneechoutte <>
Subject: Re: Meme pools?/ evolution and ecology

Cleaning up my list of unread messages, I encountered the following:

(from Dr I Price or Mark Mills: sometimes difficult to see who wrote
what. Shouldn't we try to indicate that better?):
> >If there is a difference between biology and culture, the difference is
> in the frequency ranges of each system. Intercellular biology deals
> with lower frequency waves than culture. If a hertz is defined as
> 'one cycle per second,' biological processes range between the .00001 to
> 1000 hertz frequency range (circadian rhythms to brainwaves). Sound
> waves are in the 20 to 20,000 hertz range. Visible electromagnetic
> waves range from 50,000 to 300,000 hertz.
> 'Culture' might be seen as life's expansion into higher frequency waves
> (higher entropy, information space). This expansion started when life
> forms evolved senses to 'convert' high frequency sound and
> electromagnetic information into low frequency chemical and
> electrochemical messages (meaning).

I reported on this list a very similar hypothesis. Is there someone who
has studied this evolution in more detail?

Mario Vaneechoutte
Laboratory Bacteriology & Virology
Blok A, De Pintelaan 185
University Hospital Ghent
Belgium 9000 Ghent
Tel: +32 9 240 36 92
Fax: +32 9 240 36 59
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