Re: Machiavellian Memes

Mark Mills (
Mon, 29 Sep 97 21:53:21 -0000

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Subject: Re: Machiavellian Memes
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 97 21:53:21 -0000
From: Mark Mills <>
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>>Isn't the number of "host minds" limited? And the number of memes that
>>can effectively occupy a single mind likewise a limited resource?
>>-Tim Rhodes
>[are we] arguing about--...the number and... material dispositions and
>support requirements of angels.. on the head of a pin?

Ah, the homunculi trap sticks its head up, again.

I don't think Tim's bandwidth comments reflect it, but I suspect the
'angels and pinhead' trap is a common problem here. Homunculi are so
convenient and tempting, we love to use them.


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