From: Alan Patrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 16 Mar 2003 - 14:31:10 GMT
> Memes can't pervert their hosts. Perversion is strictly psychological.
> People are perverted, not memes. Memes just promote themselves (and
> crowd out competitors).
I wonder....what I'm getting at is - are there memes that can distort your
view so that you are less able to see reality, and thus test and replace
that meme. I do agree with your point that the really informative study of
memes is in looking at unhelpful or harmful ones. For this reason I find
religiously based memesets most fascinating, especially those like the Amish
& Shakers which define totally different modes of life.
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