Re: La memetique a-t-elle change votre vie / Has memetics changed your life ?

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    I was already aware of memetics without having a name for it as early as
    1974, when I first read a book comparing thoughts to viruses. The concept
    changed my life then and has continued to affect the way I think about
    things. It has served as a filtering device for many subsequent exposures
    to many more or less infectious memeplexes. The biggest filtering in
    terms of my own life was that I think I managed to fail to be fully
    "indoctrinated" by my PhD program, having already been infected with
    Batesonian notions of cretura and pleroma, I simply rejected notions that
    tried to assume cretura out of existence while learning the methods used
    for measuring pleroma.

    "The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so
    much that ain't so."
                            --Josh Billings

    -- TJ Olney Western Washington University - Not all those who wander are lost.
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