Re: i-memes and m-memes

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 1 Sep 1999 08:49:33 +0100

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 08:49:33 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: i-memes and m-memes
In-Reply-To: <000801bef404$1bf15580$>

In message <000801bef404$1bf15580$>,
Aaron Agassi <> writes
>> In message <000601bef3e1$cc8f7f20$>,
>> Aaron Agassi <> writes
>> >My point is, that aerodynamics analyzes grand pianos and TV sets
>> just as it
>> >does seagulls and biplanes. Likewise, Memetics can embrace all things.
>> I don't agree. No dust particle replicates, whether it is unseen or has
>> a prime time TV show. No physical things replicate, only items of
>> encoded information. Don't confuse the map with the territory.
>Memetic replication is the replication of maps (or simulations). Must it
>only be the replication of maps only from pre-existing maps?

Yes, because if something gives rise to a different kind of thing,
that's not replication. The dust particle causes no more dust
particles: it does not replicate. The idea can cause more ideas: it
does replicate.

Robin Faichney
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