Re: MEMES: and things.
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 22:15:08 EST

In a message dated 11/4/99 3:43:02 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> 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.

quemes = emes? not long after i read _the selfish gene_, i starting thinking that memes and genes were subsets of 'emes' in general, where an eme was any pattern of cause and effect that spread across and ran on multiple substrates. so, pool balls being hit could be viewed as emetic substrates of a sort, with momentum being the eme... i guess my beef with this viewpoint is that its waaaaay to general, so it probably doesnt help much if your looking for explanative/predictive functionality. however, with refinement it might become something useful...

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