Re: memetics-digest V1 #1219

From: Dace (
Date: Sat 23 Nov 2002 - 21:56:09 GMT

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    > From: []
    > On Behalf Of Wade Smith
    > Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 12:59 PM
    > To:
    > Subject: Re: Islam and Europe and Joe
    > On Friday, November 22, 2002, at 12:37 , Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
    > > international bullying in the form of
    > > power-based relationships.
    > You know, I have not been following this discussion, at all, so, this is
    > only a comment upon this one thought.
    > From what I know of history, the entire realm of human experience has
    > always included inter-tribal bullying in the form of power-based
    > relationships.
    > As in that piece about chimps I forwarded, it is totally obvious that we
    > are genetic and behavioral continuations of fierce and unforgiving and
    > oftimes horrifically cruel primates.

    That you think this is obvious just goes to show the power of memes, in this case the humans-as-innately-violent meme, which provides an excuse for our otherwise inexcusable behavior.


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