RE: The information theoretic view Was: JOM

Richard Brodie (
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 16:53:07 -0700

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Subject: RE: The information theoretic view Was: JOM
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 16:53:07 -0700
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Robin wrote:

<<The most fundamental question is: what is it that survives? The
answer is "genes and memes".>>

Rocks and stars survive much better than genes or memes. The question is,
what influences the future? Replicators (including genes and memes) play a
huge and growing role. I suspect, though that more complex cultural
replicators composed of artifacts and groups of people with same or
complementary beliefs -- replicators that Dawkins and I call mind viruses --
are becoming more and more important as influencers of the future.

Richard Brodie
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme"
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