Re: Genetics/Memetics analogy

Dr I Price (
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 01:57:47 -0400

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 01:57:47 -0400
From: Dr I Price <>
Subject: Re: Genetics/Memetics analogy
To: "" <>

Bill on memes

>But when it comes to defining the buggers, we're all
over the map. And I don't see that any of us has such a compelling
vision of what they are that there can be meaningfull agreement. <

Yeah but thats life. Multi-celled technology was all over the map at the
time of the Burgess Shale and most schools of scholastic debate still are=

all over their respective maps.

>The replicator of what? Neuronal patterns? & how does this replicator
get from one brain to another, the Vulcan Mind Meld?>

Of itself.

How does any idea implant itself in your head?

>How do paradigms maintain groups? What is the administrative structure
of a paradigm? How do they enforce discipline>

I forget who it was said paradigms change when the old guard fiinally die=
or retires. Try making a career in science in a school where the professo=
is still wedded to the old paradigm, or the editor of the journal or
=2E.......... Scrarch a set of Unwritten Rules and an informal power
structure and you will find various paradigms.

Or so say I and I say it with apologies to anyone who finds me repetitive=


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