From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 21 Jul 2005 - 13:37:03 GMT
At 09:22 AM 21/07/05 +0100, Kate wrote:
>Keith Henson wrote:
>>At 10:10 AM 20/07/05 +0100, Kate wrote:
>>>This must tie into the suicide bombers' mentality somewhere along the
>>>line. If memetics is true then it must be able to account for what's
>>>going on there, which is surely memetic to some extent. Any insights, anyone?
>>"Keith Henson has coined the name `memeoids' for `victims that have been
>>taken over by a meme to the extent that their own survival becomes
>>inconsequential ... You see lots of these people on the evening news from
>>such places as Belfast or Beirut'. "
>>End notes Second Ed. Selfish Gene.
>>"Memeoid" is descriptive, but memetics is small a frame to get to the
>>root of *why* people are susceptible to lethal memes, particularly ones
>>that lead to behavior such as becoming a suicide bomber.
>>Understanding *why* takes evolutionary psychology to explain or at least
>>try to explain where humans got these really strange psychological traits.
>>I have been ranting about EP, conditional behavioral switches and why
>>humans are susceptible to certain classes of memes at some times and not
>>others for years on this list.
>>It's not a comfortable subject.
>What a succinctly clear distinction - that's what I like about this list:
>you ask for insights, and you get them!
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