Re: virus: The "science" of memes?

Dave Pape (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 01:43:16 GMT

At 12:46 13/12/96 -0700, you wrote:
>> From: Alexander Williams <>
>>>Evolution is not about replicators and since the evidence shows that
>>>individuals do not evolve, then individuals cannot be vehicles for
>>>imaginary selfish genes. Replicating is not evolving.
>>One obvious point to make which may bring forth an obvious fallacy:
>>Here, you're just willfully wrong.
>In your wildest dreams.

Check it out! Behold the logic! "I'm right and you're wrong!"..."No, /I'm/
right and /you're/ wrong!" This is memes slugging it out in their purest
form. This is scientists at a conference yelling at each other. Which
happens. Because scientists' beliefs and arguments are formed from memes.

Sorry, I said I was going to bed, didn't I? The meme "Answer this posting"
outcompeted the meme "you're leathered, go to bed."

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose (The more things change, the more
it's a meme thing)

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