Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id XAA23100 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Sun, 22 Apr 2001 23:12:18 +0100 X-Originating-IP: [22.214.171.124] From: "Scott Chase" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Is Suicide Contagious? A Case Study in Applied Memetics Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 18:08:30 -0400 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed Message-ID: <F775MiOpQljyYPzgvJj00010842@hotmail.com> X-OriginalArrivalTime: 22 Apr 2001 22:08:30.0705 (UTC) FILETIME=[C3C05610:01C0CB78] Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>From: "Wade T.Smith" <email@example.com>
>To: "Memetics Discussion List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Is Suicide Contagious? A Case Study in Applied Memetics
>Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 12:51:37 -0400
>Hi Robin Faichney -
> >Are you trying to say that you admit it happens but you don't believe
> >in it?
>No, I'm saying, as I say about gods, some people believe in 'em, follow
>'em, pray to 'em, but never have they shown 'em to anyone else.
Some feel as though they are possessed by a demon, spirit or something else.
Some people are possesed by ideas and the resulting obsession would spark
the question of what differences exist between the idee fixe or complex of
old and this new fangled "meme" stuff. It depends on what word one prefers
to shackle their mind with I suppose.
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