What came first?

Wade T.Smith (wade_smith@harvard.edu)
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 12:48:03 -0400

Subject: What came first?
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 12:48:03 -0400
From: "Wade T.Smith" <wade_smith@harvard.edu>
To: <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>

>Chicken and egg, though, I know. But genetics _has_ an answer to that
>riddle. I think memetics has one too....
>Really? What?

Well, genetics answers it quite well- the egg, as the mutation, comes
first. Now, as to when the chicken and the egg of memetics- the idea and
the culture, so to speak, happen, well, I think that the answer is as
well the egg- culture is the mature form of the mutation, allowed to
grow. Once grown, of course, it becomes McNuggets easily....

- Wade

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