RE: virus: ESS's and Punc. Equil.

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:54:19 -0700

I'm using Blackmore's definition. I don't consider the old memetic lexicon authoritative.

Richard Brodie
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter!

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From: []On Behalf Of David McFadzean
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: virus: ESS's and Punc. Equil.

From: Richard Brodie <> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 5:25 PM

> nonproductive. They should come up with a different word if they don't
> meme (mental self-replicator), memeplex (cultural self-replicator), or
> of the mind (same but with more negative connotation

I was under the impression that the difference between meme and memeplex was one of part-whole or component-aggregate, not mental vs. cultural. A memeplex is a "set of mutually-assisting memes which have co-evolved a symbiotic relationship". <>