Re: Out-takes as credit roll

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 13:42:18 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Out-takes as credit roll
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 13:42:18 -0700

Bill Benzon wrote:

>This is all well and good, but you are talking about Jackie Chan and about
>these other folks as though they themselves made decisions, as though they
>were trying to accomplish something. In orthodox memetics such talk seems
>to be forbidden. It's the meme's that do all the acting. These people are
>just vehicles for the memes. Any sense that they are doing anything for
>their reasons is pure illusion.

But you must remember that one of important factors in the propigation of a
meme is the propagators belief (for whatever reason) that reproducing the
meme will benifit they're (purhaps illusionary) self-interests. The
presumed utility of the meme to the user/used are the phermones that drive
the indiviual to reproduce it.

-Tim Rhodes

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