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>From: TJ Olney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: La memetique a-t-elle change votre vie / Has memetics changed
>your life ?
>Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 13:35:38 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
>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.
Ah yes. Creatura and pleroma. What pray tell were these suppose to mean
again? Does one need to re-create Jung's mindset in _Seven Sermons to the
Dead_ to apprehend these elusive terms?
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