Re: Structures, memes, systems, etc.

EgoistX (EgoistX@aol.com)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:08:11 EST

From: EgoistX <EgoistX@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:08:11 EST
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Structures, memes, systems, etc.

In a message dated 98-02-26 13:27:39 EST, you write:

<< >Kastytis Beitas wrote:
>What about anabiosis analogy in memetics?
>There is anabiosis problem in biology. 'Anabiosed' organism is non-live.

Josip Pajk wrote:

There will be no such problem if a precise definition should exist in
biology of what a "anabiosis organism" is. In my opinion, a plants seed
(!!out of a "favorable" environment!!) could not be defined as an organism.
It is not capable of producing even the simplest reaction. It is only a
STRUCTURE with an imprinted pattern, which is completely dependent about
the environment. >>

Unless I'm mistaken, isn't this basically what a virus is? A virus is
essentially non-living, yet it uses living cells to reproduce it's genetic
material and spread it.

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