Re: electric meme bombs

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Wed 23 Oct 2002 - 07:21:56 GMT

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    Bruce: I would not expect many memes to cause "enthralling, intoxicating and mind-spelling manipulative effect[s]". Sounds more like hormones to me. I'm not trying to be difficult and I have been out of the loop for a couple of years, so I am probably out of date. It's probably the meme meme in action. No, not stuttering this time, and thanks for picking me up on my spelling. Thanks for responding to my posts in such detail, I am really enjoying the dialogue.

    Phil: Okay, think of the following meme-categories: religions/dogmas/cults, fads/crazes/fashions, ideologies such as nazism, ways to make much money fast. Now, that you mention it, the processing of memes is an emotional business. I believe that emotions are essential for making decisions and evaluation situations. Since the acting out of emotions involves neuro-transmitters annex hormones it should come as no surprise that it does "sound like hormones" not only to you but me as well.

    Thanks for your feedback Bruce and I do too enjoy dialogues. Welcome back on board...


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