Re: memetics-digest V1 #1505

From: Dace (
Date: Fri 25 Jun 2004 - 05:42:03 GMT

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    > Quoting Bruce Edmonds <>:
    > is at:
    > <>
    > ... if you look at the graph showing memtic references over time it
    > is
    > evident that memetics has already peaked and is [now] in decline.

    Even if the meme meme is in decline, the underlying memetic analysis is still very much alive, as this Abu Ghraib reaction in the May 17 issue of Time magazine attests:

    "Zimbardo and other psychologists who have studied torture and sadism by prison guards and soldiers believe that most abuse can be traced to group dynamics and circumstances rather than to individual personalities. 'During actual wars, if there isn't any particular command figure in charge who puts a stop to it, it can spread like a psychological epidemic,' says Israeli psychiatrist Dr. Ilan Kutz. 'Even people who think of themselves as very moral people, if other people are doing it, that makes it OK.'"


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