Re: virus: The "science" of memes?

Alex Williams (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 00:21:33 -0500 (EST)

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> 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.

Except that XYZ conveniently snipped my next paragraph, in which, like
a good English major (which I wasn't, I was a good CompSci major and a
nearly-English-minor) I provided points of concurrance and facts and
observations to support my thesis.

Mind you, I haven't disagreed with anything you've posted tonight
(save, well, that bit about memes being /transmitted/, but that's in
the archives), but I'd just like you to know I'm not /really/ as
obtuse as the snipped quotation you're responding to appears. :)