RE: Words and memes: Memes and religion/cults

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Date: Sun Feb 10 2002 - 08:46:38 GMT

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    At 01:41 PM 9/02/02 -0500, you wrote:
    >So far as I know memetics has not been used to create a meme or resulting
    >social movement for either good or evil.
    >Keith Henson
    Hi Keith
    I would say that this is a moot point. Propagandists and jingoistic
    nationalist campaigns use memetics (maybe without naming it as such). Add.
    companies manufacture 'cool', cute, smart and so on with memetics.
    Also, I suspect that the 'green' movement uses something close to memetics
    to counter the engineered 'greed-is-good' meme(um, not that I would tho).
    That's what I reckon anyway.

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