From: Wade Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 12 Nov 2002 - 20:41:37 GMT
On Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at 03:10 , Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
> What is a 'memetic church'???
> Is it something that is of interest, from a technical memetic PoV?
Well, I perhaps spoke too soon, so here is the scoop from the site
Virus was originally created to compete with the traditional
(irrational) religions in the human ideosphere with the idea that it would introduce and propagate memes which would ensure the survival and evolution of our species. The main advantage conferred upon adherents is Virus provides a conceptual framework for leading a truly meaningful life and attaining immortality without resorting to mystical delusions.
Virus is a collection of mutually-supporting ideas (a meme-complex)
encompassing philosophy, science, technology, politics, and religion.
The core ideas are based on evolution and memetics because one of the
primary design goals was survivability through adaptation (religions
die, not because they grow old, but because they become obsolete). If a
new religion is designed around the premise of continuously integrating
better (more accurate, more useful) concepts while ensuring the survival
of its believers, it could conceivably achieve true immortality.
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
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