Re: Memetic engineering challenge

Chris Lees (
Wed, 07 Jul 1999 10:00:16 +0100

Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 10:00:16 +0100
From: Chris Lees <>
Subject: Re: Memetic engineering challenge

Aaron wrote :
> And I fear that Applied Memetics will have a long way to go as a science. If
> it can even be approximated for any practical application, that will be a
> triumph. The best and closest I know of in actuality is still Transactional
> Analysis. And of course, Propaganda. Merging the two might even make some
> starting point.

Have you studied Transactional Analysis then, Aaron ? I have.
I once enquired on this list whether anyone had any thoughts
on how memetics might 'fit' against Freudian and Jungian
psychoanalysis, but nobody responded.
Do you have any thoughts as to how memetics might relate to
TA ? Presumably,memes must nest somewhere in the ego/super ego/id,
or parent/adult/child structures as conceived of in those systems.


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