Re: draft abstract Sex, Drugs and Cults

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Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 00:53:53 GMT

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    >> I would like to add that every activity that is rewarded can be
    >> addictive.
    >> Attention (from cults) is particularly rewarding

    One of the reasons alternative (quack) medicine is popular is because
    the practitioners (con-artists) are _attentive_ to the patient (mark).

    The fact that such treatments (snake-oils) are non-curative, is just
    another example of memetic behavior being antagonistic to survival.

    Adherents to quackery are most definitely showing cultish behavior.

    - Wade

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