Re: i-memes and m-memes

James McComb (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 01:36:55 +1000

From: "James McComb" <>
To: "Memetics Discussion List" <>
Subject: Re: i-memes and m-memes
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 01:36:55 +1000

Chris Lofting:

Try this:

im/mm (A/~A) level 1
im+im : im+mm : mm+im : mm+mm level 2

the middle two are 'emergent' from applying the level 1 dichotomy
recursively. What do they mean though? im+im manifest a pure concept as does
mm+mm; they capture the concept of 'what'. im+mm and mm+im manifest
relationships and so distinctions of 'this' from 'that' and so we see the
influence of 'where'.

Underneath these distinctions, for each element in the dichotomy, is a
pattern of basic meaning such that im+im are seen as 'things' and thus
objects and whole ones -- they are 'pure'.

im+mm manifest the entanglement of A and ~A, manifests object in a
relationship, aka 'part' where the word projects this entanglement (the word
is an example of a superposition in that the waveform for whole is combined
with the waveform for relationship. In the mm+im the context is mm whereas
in mm+im the context is mm. These contexts create biases in expression.)

James McComb:


I find this somewhat less than intelligible.

James McComb -

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