From: Ray Recchia (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 26 Dec 2002 - 13:16:32 GMT
>I have been thinking about this a *long* time. While I think "religions"
>are helpful symbiotes, they evolved from dangerous, sometimes fatal cults
>which *are* memetic parasites. (Typically takes about 300 years.)
>The evolution of parasites into symbiotes is a common story in evolution
>so this is not a surprise.
That's an interesting hypothesis. So would it apply to Christianity and
Islam? If so could you explain the particulars? If not, why
not?. Mormonism is now about 150 years old which would suggest that it
currently is parasitic and is likely to remain so for the next 150
years. How would you support application of your hypothesis in that case?
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