From: stunned (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 01 Dec 2004 - 16:34:11 GMT
Agreed Scott. The discussions were relevant - I wasn't even following
them in great detail, but I did notice that although politics in
relation to Memetics was being discussed - there was a little egoic
attachment to particular views - nothing out of the ordinary however.
This is probably what Bruce is referring to. Bruce should realise as a
list administrator that censorship for something as tame as this is not
the answer - some people just identify very strongly with their beliefs.
Speaking of beliefs: Did we discuss the book "The God Gene" here yet?
I haven't read it yet, but as a molecular biologist and someone very
interested in comparative mythology, I am going to pick it up soon.
(I'm probably a bit behind y'all) I'm very interested in how the hereditary of the gene ties up with the hereditary of religious memes.
And..I'm leaving Milwaukee and moving to Seattle WA this coming week!
Anyone here in Seattle?
On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 06:51, Scott Chase wrote:
> --- Bruce Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Dear memetics discussants,
> > Please can I remind you that this list is for the
> > discussion of matters
> > relating to memes and memetics. Where this
> > degenerates into discussions
> > about politics (USA, Cuba, Israel, Animal rights
> > etc.) this should be
> > carried on OFF this list (i.e. privately or via
> > another forum).
> > Individuals who ignore this will eventually (after
> > warnings, pleas etc.)
> > be ejected form the list. If there is a widespread
> > irrelevance the list
> > will be closed. You have been warned.
> > As they say: we thank you for your cooperation in
> > this matter.
> Give me a break. It isn't like there's a lot of
> activity here anyway.
> My discussion about Cuba was relevant (I challenge you
> to show how it wasn't) as I was looking at mindsets
> such as communism and anit-communism. I don't use
> words like memes often, because I look for alternative
> views, but a discussion of topics involving mindsets
> (they call them "memeplexes") behind Cuban exiles,
> Latin American hisroty or animal rights movement are
> relevant. If you think not, then please let us know
> how so. Cuba itself is an excellent place to apply
> memetically relevant ideas, especially since it's an
> island and somewhat isolated, so you can look at the
> flow of ideas across ideological barriers. I happen to
> have an article somewhere about the inroads rasta
> culture has made from Jamaica. I dare you to say how
> that would be irrelevant. I'd also like to see you
> assert that the icon of Che is irrelevant to mindsets
> that have swayed Cuba and Latin America. At least it
> ain't about Iraq!
> I have also posted about groupthink as a competing
> theory to memetics for the *political* decisions of
> the Korean war etc. Maybe that's too *political* for
> Or maybe the only safe topics to discuss are hula
> hoops and skirt lengths in which case memetics becomes
> all the more laughable.
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