Re: virus: ESS's and Punc. Equil.

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 23 Jun 1999 02:39:46 -0700

Somebody pinch me! I think Brodie just tried to use an argument-from-authority to support his memes!

-Prof. Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Brodie <> To: <> Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 9:55 PM
Subject: RE: virus: ESS's and Punc. Equil.

>I'm using Blackmore's definition. I don't consider the old memetic lexicon
>Richard Brodie
>Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme"
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>Subject: Re: virus: ESS's and Punc. Equil.
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>From: Richard Brodie <>
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>> nonproductive. They should come up with a different word if they don't
>> meme (mental self-replicator), memeplex (cultural self-replicator), or
>> of the mind (same but with more negative connotation
>I was under the impression that the difference between meme and memeplex
>was one of part-whole or component-aggregate, not mental vs. cultural.
>A memeplex is a "set of mutually-assisting memes which have co-evolved a
>symbiotic relationship".