RE: Memes and Leibniz's view of intellect

Chris Lofting (
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 05:02:37 +1000

From: "Chris Lofting" <>
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Subject: RE: Memes and Leibniz's view of intellect
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 05:02:37 +1000
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Mark M. Mills
> Sent: Wednesday, 29 September 1999 3:09
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> Subject: Memes and Leibniz's view of intellect
> This seems an attractive idea to me. It solves the 'chicken and
> egg' problem
> for memes. L-memes emerge from properties of
> bio-electro-chemistry. G-memes
> (cultural expressions) emerge from populations of L-memes.
> Additionally, it
> puts the G-meme/L-meme conversation in terms of Leibniz, Locke
> and Hobbes.

implicit in this is that L-memes are archetypal and G-memes typal where
archetypal are 'pure'forms that are invarient and typal are 'mixed' forms.

Zoom-in on both and you should be able to easily differentiate the same
distinctions within each concept, thus within L-memes there is a structural
emphasis that is archetypal and an interactive emphasis that is thus typal
in that typal states favour dynamics, change and so transformations. From
the typal emerges a 'new' level, the archetypal G-memes that in turn are
seen to develop typal elements and so on. The further the development the
more 'ethereal' we get.

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