From: Gene Doty (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 12 Jul 2004 - 15:11:31 GMT
Alan Patrick wrote:
> Has anyone been following the rise of these memes, I'm
> getting interested as:
> (i) They seems to be growing despite the weight of
> evidence against them
> (ii)They represent to me a closing of the open mind of
> a society, something that has fascinated me from
> looking at medieval Muslim society and the Amish etc.
Just to say, Yes, I have been--mostly in The Skeptic and Skeptical
Inquirer. I've also read a book or two, but they're not at hand and my
memory's down right now ;-)
These memes seem to have enormous replicating power. They obviously
cooperate with the strong Christian memeplex in our society, along with
a meme that expresses distrust of science and intellectuals.
I wonder these memes fare among the Amish?
BTW, I read sometime ago a Buddhist monograph on rebirth (reincarnation)
which said that Darwinian evolution contradicts Buddhist teaching of the
priority of Mind. (That's just one school of Buddhist thought.) Perhaps
the ID meme will make headway in other religious traditions as well.
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