Re: Is Suicide Contagious? A Case Study in Applied Memetics

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    From: "Kenneth Van Oost" <>
    > The bias where I work with to understand this all, is by Van Heeringen,
    > a Dutch professor who works in the Academic Clinic, Ghent.
    > I suppose he has a webside...

    I didn't find a website for him, but this turned up:'_and_gay_men's_suic

    Apparently van Heeringen works mostly with homosexuals.

    I speculate that one of the elements of suicidal contagion is high IQ, since
    there is a correlation between IQ and suicide. Of course, without
    intelligence, memes don't propagate at all, so what I'm referring to here is
    intelligence that deals with abstractions.


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    --J. R.

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     consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
    analog computing, cultural relativism

         Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
         but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
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