RE: Dennett article on post-modernism

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Sun 16 Mar 2003 - 12:27:24 GMT

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    Good morning, kenneth,

    Do you have any examples of this happening in US courts?

    > 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_

    I would not consider braindamage to be a 'pathomeme'

    Cheers, Lawry

    > 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....

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