Re: emperors old clothes

From: Alan Patrick (
Date: Sun 16 Mar 2003 - 14:31:10 GMT

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    > 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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