Re: virus: Technology (was manifest science)

Brett Robertson (
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 14:30:05 -0500 (EST)

The argument whereby evolution is the same as innovation is called
*memetics* (which suggests that "human" logic is none other than
material necessity which has been "pre-selected", somehow, for

This *pre-selection* criteria suggests a meta-physical environment (one which includes non-local survival strategies), a post-chance selection pattern (a pattern which has the potential ordering to NOT be negated through competition to an 50/ 50 chance for survival), and a logical action (a necessary effect which REPLICATES successful patterns-- showing "intent"... as contrasted from the idea of mutation).

The environment allows for survival strategies which are not immediately available (since it includes physical space, or distance); and, the idea that what is successful survives is an easy concept to grasp. Thus, the main difference in memetics and genetics is in the idea of successful pattern formation (potentially successful patterns are called "memes").

Though memetics is in its infancy, we are encouraged by the possibility that successful patterns ARE formed and can replicate. I see no reason (since the other aspects of evolution can be explained without a human agent) to conclude that the meme is purely a human invention.

Brett Lane Robertson
Indiana, USA
MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
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