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>From: Douglas Brooker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Dance craze
>Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 19:36:10 +0100
>"Wade T.Smith" wrote:
> > Hi Trupeljak Ozren -
> > >Any ideas why would, and how, such a strange thing as "dance epidemcs"
> > >appear and/or spread through population? What could be behind it?
> > >I have this feeling that it is important and connected with recent
> > >discussions on religion/behavior memes etc...
> > The Shakers were a religious sect that used dancing for ceremonial
> > purposes. Did Shakerism appear because dancing was forbidden or
> > discouraged? Were they driven to the New World?
> > Do modern dance fads meet with similar reprobation?
>According to newspaper reports in the UK, the new Attorney General of the
>United States is opposed to dancing on religious and moral grounds. There
>been no mention that he singles out faddish dancing.
Well, if so, someone needs to play Kevin Bacon to his rendition of John
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