Awesome. It’s not just me that have these crazy thoughts then..
At TED 2008, Susan Blackmore makes similar comments. My thinking has been that evolution and gene propagation itself is a meme, and humans, like other earth based living beings are vehicles for that propagation. She takes it a more information centric approach: “human beings are being overrun by memes that want to use us for their own advancement ” -from the wired interview.
The thinking here is that memes are nuggets of cohesive information that propagate themselves, using, in this case, human minds and human communication..