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From: Scott Chase <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 7:43 PM
Subject: RE: memes- remember them?
> >Well, its the alien visitors of course. You just don't remember, as they
> >wiped your conscious memory of all those abductions :-)
>> "Day the Earth Stood Still" and "War of the Worlds" still leave "X-Files"
> the dust. There has been no shortage of alien movies. I even recall a
> pseudo-documentary type movie called "Chariots of the Gods" which I saw
when I was very young.
<< I believe this was by Von Däniken, but he was a fraud !!
The ultimate may have een "Close Encounters of the Third
> Kind", though "Indepedence Day" showed a renewed interest in this sort of
> stuff recently.
> Conspiracy theories have proliferated into all kinds of subject areas.
> Biological warfare and human crafted infectious agents fit into several
> conspiracy theories. Didn't "Outbreak" exploit this avenue a little? Does
> memetics need a Dustin Hoffmann type to investigate a possible memetic
> epidemic leading to collective mindbrain meltdowns? Yeah, definitely...
<< I am of course too late with this, but if you had read my posts to
Douglas Brooker about the problems in my homecountry, Belgium, you
would conclure that conspiracy theories are well and well alive.
It is just a kind of nationhood I think !!
( I am, because we are)
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