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

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    >From: Trupeljak Ozren <>
    >Subject: Re: Is Suicide Contagious? A Case Study in Applied Memetics
    >Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 12:11:18 -0700 (PDT)
    >--- "Wade T.Smith" <> wrote:
    > > 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.
    > >
    > > You can call things whatever you want, but, proofs require proof, not
    > >
    > > simply nomenclature.
    > >
    > > Hypnosis as a behavior is not contestable. It is cultural. But as a
    > > scientific method with a verified mechanism it certainly is.
    > >
    > > - Wade
    >If you want a scientific take on the hypnosis , try cheking out
    >"Neuro-linguistic programming". That is as close to the science of how
    >to hypnothise someone, anyone, as I have been able to find. And they
    >actually do quite a bit of research on lower level (brain structures,
    >etc..) functioning of their techniques.
    >And your previous assertion that you do not believe in hypnosis because
    >you can not be hypnotised reminds me very much of the argument about
    >flatness of the earth....since one could not see the curvature directly
    >(in the past), there is no curvature.
    Brodie talks about this "NLP" stuff in his book _Virus of the Mind_. I'm not
    up on the field so I pretty much lurk while others hash out the details.

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