From: Ray Recchia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 19 Dec 2002 - 02:42:16 GMT
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).
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
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Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
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