Re: Dennett article on post-modernism

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sun 16 Mar 2003 - 09:57:16 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Chase" <>
    > 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 properly, 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 streets again). 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 res- ponsibility at all... the genes did it !


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