Re: MEMES: and things.

Anders Sandberg (
04 Nov 1999 12:41:11 +0100

"Bryan Moss" <> writes:

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > To continue the series: what would it be to have *three*
> > kinds of replicators?
> >
> > Genes, memes and... ?
> Well, since memes is stretching an analogy *almost* too far
> let's go way over the top and say inanimate objects cause
> brains to be inspired by sending their invisible quemes.
> The study of quemetics would involve looking at inanimate
> objects for long periods of time.

Ah, grasshopper, you have indeed been a bright student. You have discovered the true meditative path, also known as Quieting the Monkey Mind. Now meditate on this terminal for a day. :-)

Seriously, I think the queme idea isn't completely ridiculous. Maybe the quemes are correlations/consistencies in the world around us? They replicate in a way, since a world with many correlations is likely to produce new events and pbjects embodying the correlations or new meta-correlations. Of course, now we come full circle since genes and memes are special instances of quemes.

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