Re: memetics-digest V1 #18

t (levy@Oswego.EDU)
Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:23:27 -0500 (EST)

From: <levy@Oswego.EDU>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:23:27 -0500 (EST)
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #18
In-Reply-To: <199802220903.JAA06182@alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk>

In response to the selected text below, If the meme is a good meme, it
will mutate so that it will be understood in other semicompatible systems.
The success of the meme is evaluated by its ability to make as many
copies of itself as possible. Therefore we can "explain" misuderstanding
by syaing that if the meme is not understood it has failed in its ability
to self-replicate.

Does that address the question?

(you wrote)
- -These structures are meaningless (no meme) or have another meaning
(different meme) to any other system without a "decoding" structure very
similar to the one of the transferred structure creator.

If this would not be true and if we state that what is passing between
systems are MEMES and not STRUCTURES, how to explain MISUNDERSTANDING?

"I come from the center of the earth,
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