Re: MEMETICS: The Triumph of Reason

Roderick A. Carder-Russell (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 10:33:41 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 19 Jan 1997, The Low Willow wrote:

> James Roger wrote:
> ===
> The strength of these bad memes is more apparent than actual. By
> definition, a "bad" meme is one that at some fundamental level is
> incorrect, inadequate, or counterproductive. No matter how apparently
> ===
> Really? Another definition of bad meme could be that it interferes with
> my goals.

I haven't really been following the thread, but can a bad meme not
also be described as one that doesn't propogate and spread well, despite
the actually "correct" or "incorrectness" of the idea that it is?
Christianity has spread far and wide, I don't subscribe to it, but is it
not a "good" meme?

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Roderick A. Carder-Russell
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