RE: Darwinian/Neo-Darwinian, and codes (was Memes and Things)

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 06:30:52 -0800

From: "Richard Brodie" <>
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Subject: RE: Darwinian/Neo-Darwinian, and codes (was Memes and Things)
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 06:30:52 -0800
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Mario wrote:

<<There are two ways of studying memes. One is asking sociological and
psychological questions: why is an idea successful, why do humans preferably
believe one idea over another.>>

And what PACKAGES of ideas -- memeplexes -- social organisms -- viruses of
the mind -- have the potential for becoming self-replicating and thus

<< Actually the kind of questions which interest
me most because of the possibly ethical and social impact (we could become
'better' beings by better understanding what is going on in our minds and
around us).>>

And we could become "wealthy" beings by investing in companies that are
going to succeed because they are doing good memetics.

Richard Brodie
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme"
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