Arkalgud for . . are still going strong.24 Both memes and genes achieve a sort of immortality through their selfreplication. Unlike genes, however, certain memes survive down through the generations in their original forms. Socratic thought continues to be taught in thousands of university classrooms, and it continues to exert its effect on countless minds. One cannot claim the same sort of immortality for the genes that Socrates passed on to his children, which today are as scattered as dust in the wind. Arkalgud 2016.