Re: pet peeves - memetic books

From: Ray Recchia (
Date: Thu 19 Dec 2002 - 02:42:16 GMT

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    At 08:27 PM 12/18/2002 -0500, you wrote:
    >At 11:26 AM 17/12/02 -0800, Sabrina Marr wrote:
    >>On a lighter note, are any new DECENT memetic papers or books due out?
    >I wonder how many on the list read "Sex, Drugs, and Cults. An evolutionary
    >psychology perspective on why and how cult memes get a drug-like hold on
    >people . . . .
    >I could post parts of it in ten to twenty short (half page to a page)
    >pieces to stimulate on-topic list discussion (if anyone wants it).
    >Keith Henson

    I recall a brief discussion on it a few months back if I'm thinking of the same paper. There was a little discussion on whether Tom Cruise and John Travolta would have been susceptible to scientology if its only drawing power was a stimulation of the attention-action-reward system.

    The paper is still on the web at

    On another note, I just started working through a paper I requested from a law professor on whether there is a genetic component underlying our notions of property and possession. I'd have to ask him before distributing it to anyone else (have to be careful before violating copyright with those property law professors), but after I'm finished I'll summarize it.

    Ray Recchia

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