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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."
-- TJ Olney Western Washington University - Not all those who wander are lost.
For the musical version of this thought: http://mp3.musicmatch.com/artists/artists.cgi?id=113&display=1
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