RE: virus: maxims and ground rules and suppositions

Brett Robertson (
Sun, 16 May 1999 01:38:33 -0500 (EST)

But better I like "Any statement is true in its frame of reference" because _any_ map will have borders and _any_ (even the adroitly arbitrary) map can be drawn. Just ask Brett.... Ask that INTJ on the windowsill....

Yes, Wade, I'm still here. I worried a great deal that my input injured your ability to be rational such that you retreated into sinicism to force your points home. You seem to be doing better.

I tend to think that a meme is that which provides a particular frame of reference that makes certain statements true, and that the ability to gather specifics which VERIFY this frame of reference (chain letters, tunes, slogans, etc.) is of secondary importance to the mapping of the meme proper.

It is a much more difficult job to provide a framework for understanding the meme meme (to provide the framework for understanding what a generic meme is) than it is to find examples and from those to build a definition.

On the other hand, we can find a definition which covers any grouping of various and sundry "examples"... after the fact (ex., the "mostly animal but some plant" group which consists of "horse, cow, dog, rose, and bermuda grass").

Brett Lane Robertson
Indiana, USA
MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
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