RE: i-memes and m-memes

Gatherer, D. (
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 08:52:10 +0200

Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 08:52:10 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: i-memes and m-memes
To: "''" <>


b) [what internal memes] permit even indirect testing? If you can suggest
an indirect test [for such internal memes], I'd be very interested.


What are we testing here? Are PET scans relevant? Is amnesia?

Yes, of course. If you could show, by PET scanning, that there was some
replicating internal neural activation pattern that correlated with some
replicating external behaviour, then that would be fairly conclusive for the
Dawkins B meme.

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