From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 16 Mar 2003 - 09:57:16 GMT
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From: "Scott Chase" <email@example.com>
> I don't think being infected by a bad idea would be a good defense to use
> a court of law.
Already, in the US people were released due to the fact that their lawyers
could show to the court that a " pathomeme" invaded their client 's mind_
that is to say that in those cases the client's mind wasn 't working
due to some extend braindamage by which their behavior and responsibility
was dismished. ( If I recall, in a case of rape_ if the guy ' heard ' voices
or not saying that he ought to get one laid I can 't say, but he walks the
A good defense or not, the use of the memetc jargon could play tricks
in any courtroom ! What a way to propagate yourself....
Also in some cases, people were released due to reasons of a genetic
effect, that is to say, that there too, the client 's conduct was not his
ponsibility at all... the genes did it !
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