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

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Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 15:19:33 BST

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    On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 10:01:49AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > On 04/19/01 09:13, Vincent Campbell said this-
    > >My beef
    > >is in relation to the mediation part of the issue- that mediated suicide
    > >(e.g. press reports, or TV dramatisations) lead to suicides in previously
    > >non-suicidal people.
    > One wonders if non-suicidal people _ever_ commit suicide? It seems
    > impossible- it is certainly unlogical semantically.

    Ever heard of "the tipping point"? :-)

    Robin Faichney
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