RE: i-memes and m-memes

Gatherer, D. (
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 12:11:38 +0200

Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 12:11:38 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: i-memes and m-memes
To: "''" <>

>Yes, of course. If you could show, by PET scanning, that there was some
>replicating internal neural activation pattern

But it's not replicating internally, is it? So how is it identified?

Yes, of course. Part of my stance is that such replicating neural entities
do not exist. But if you could show that a certain PET pattern appears in
my brain correlated with some behaviour, and that the same PET pattern is
present in other people's brains on doing the same behaviour.....that I
think would be a Dawkins B meme. But of course, it's all science fantasy.

it might prove memes in the brain, but it could not disprove memes
outside the brain.

Good, so I would still be in business. But part of my thesis is that there
are _no_ internal memes, so proving that would make me at least half
entirely wrong.

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