Re: Words and memes

From: Francesca S. Alcorn (
Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 18:50:41 GMT

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    >On Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 11:43 , Francesca S. Alcorn wrote:
    >>You could be the first Rational Empiricist Missionary, and convert them all.
    >'Tho I would be far from the first. The longevity of the REM, is,
    >alas, something none has had any time to write home about.
    >- Wade

    There were plenty of science and math teachers in my village. I was
    one myself, and I'm still alive AFAIK. The difference between us and
    missionaries was that we were there at the local government's
    invitation (not us personally, but our program) and *they* weren't.
    It ain't cultural imperialism if you've got an invite.


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