RE: i-memes and m-memes

Gatherer, D. (
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 08:52:18 +0200

Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 08:52:18 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: i-memes and m-memes
To: "''" <>

> Aaron:
> But no non-replicators. No more
> than there are losers in Vegas! There are only patrons who have not yet
> found their winning table!
> Derek:
> well, that last sentence shows the untenability of your thesis. Of course
> there are losers at Vegas!!! Are you advertising Vegas???

No. I was making a facetious expression of a serious point. A poor choice in
memetic engineering where irony is absent.

Yes, I was joking too. But to return to the irony-free issue, the question
is "what replicates?" To state that everything is a potential replicator
does not help, because we want to know what is actually the case, not what
is potential.

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