Re: Watches & Necklaces

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Wed 28 May 2003 - 22:10:57 GMT

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    At 01:19 PM 28/05/03 -0400, Scott wrote:

    >>From: Keith Henson <>


    >>Incidentally, my view of religions is that they are cults that have
    >>evolved from parasites into symbiotes.
    >Parasitism is a form of symbiosis. Symbiosis means "(a)ny association
    >between two species living together".

    Sorry, typo, left out "helpful" before symbiotes. If you Google on my name and "helpful symbiotes" you will find I usually use this phrase. The meaning could be corrected from the example.


    >>While you make points that should certainly be considered, I think your
    >>model is a lot more complicated than a simple one of memes being
    >>replicating information in a broad sense and then considering the human
    >>psychological traits the harmful ones exploit.
    >>Ghod knows there is plenty out there to consider and try to understand.
    >Yes, especialy the complexit of interspecific relationships so we don't
    >have people makin impisti ecologcial analogies for the putative
    >relatioship of memes to people.

    see above.

    Keith Henson

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