Re: Memes & genes

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sat 09 Nov 2002 - 20:43:35 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
    > On Saturday, November 9, 2002, at 11:00 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
    > > What you are calling individualism is not what I was talking about at
    > > all. In the old days, when a man was cast out from his tribe to wander
    > > in the desert (or the forest or the sea) it was considered a death
    > > sentence. Without the help of other people, survival was extremely
    > > difficult. It wasn't a matter of identity. It was a matter of not
    > > having the mental and physical tools with which to survive in the
    > > wilderness.
    > And it was in this sense that I called bingo, as much as I enjoy the
    > romanticism of hermits.
    > It was in _your_ sense, Kenneth, that I forwarded the quote along about
    > what cannot be taken away from us.

    Thanks Wade ! But society/ culture is always trying, in many ways to take what is " natural " ours ! Most problems I got with what society/ culture boils over us as it were moral/ ethical whitewashes. What is the harm in adultery in the search for an understanding/ passionate/ good love !? But no, the public at large has to sentence, has to punish ! And in many, memetical we act upon those cultural/ social/ religious,... restrictions !

    Those are opposite sides in the extreme way of the situation, but who/ what is the public to condemn my attitude or yours for that matter !? That is the problem, most of us look too much towards the outside, towards what lies within the others, look in the mirror and tell me who/ what you see !

    Thanks for the support,


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