Re: Substance and Form

Josip Pajk (
Wed, 03 Jun 1998 17:38:27 +0200

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Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 17:38:27 +0200
From: Josip Pajk <>
Subject: Re: Substance and Form
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Please read carefuly:
Note 7
Speel, H-C., 1997; A Memetic Analysis of Policy Making.
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission, 1.

I believe it is very closely related to the "substance" of "Memes are
interactors" and "Substance and form" on this list.
One more "fresh" first-hand example of how information is "host related"
I carefully read the whole H-C's article few months ago and the Note 7 than
didn't trigger in my brain any relevant process. Only last week, when
writing the comments to the two articles of Hoffmeyer and Emeche I was
looking for his replicator/interactor distinction and have noticed that he
is also referring in Note 7 to Pattee as did H&E in the part of their
article I was interested in. Only than a process started in my brain, the
product of which will be in a short time transduced in another page on TRIPOD.
I would like to ask Hans-Cees, or anyone interested, for a closer
explanation of the meaning for "matter" and "material" in the context of
this Note. Is it there for physical substance or for something that
"matters" to the host? Also where could I find something more about the
Weismannian barrier?


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