Re: virus: Fractals and drips

Eric Boyd (
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 16:30:01 -0400


From: Toxic Waste <>
>[wade writes:] The maths of fractals may be the only valid maths
>to use in memetics/behavior.

How so?

I wanna see some of that math.

You're probably right about that, Wade. Much of fractal mathematics is about self-similairity, or the emergence of pattern/order from chaos. Both of those tie right into my understanding of memetics.

If you want to learn about fractals, I recommend

Gleick, James. Chaos: making a new science, 1987

And you can also download a free fractal generating program for your very own (it includes the formulas, although sadly no physical intrepretations of them)