Fw: Debunking pseudoscience: Why horoscopes really work

From: Kenneth Van Oost (Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be)
Date: Sat Nov 17 2001 - 23:06:13 GMT

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    From: "Kenneth Van Oost" <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
    To: <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>
    Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001 9:41 PM
    Subject: Re: Debunking pseudoscience: Why horoscopes really work

    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Dace <edace@earthlink.net>
    > To: <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>
    > Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 9:38 PM
    > Subject: Re: Debunking pseudoscience: Why horoscopes really work
    > Hi Philip, Dace,
    > I did not quite follow the discussion between you two, but this sprung
    > > And what is it, precisely, that's being acknowledged and talked to?
    > > discussion is predicated on the actuality of some kind of entity that
    > > pre-exists the development of the self-plex (ego).
    > From my conception of memetics that is not all a strange statement.
    > Why can 't the ego, the self- plex not be predicated by some elements,
    > entities !?
    > In my point of view, memes will do the trick nicely, in the understanding
    > of course that memetic information is than already present, before the
    > development of the self- plex.
    > A kind of a memetic isomorphism, containing fundamental building blocks
    > of one character ( memes) can be present long before the development
    > of the self- plex itself.
    > It rests to be seen how and to what extend that information is used in
    > order to built one's self- plex.
    > IMO, we can 't exclude the possibility for a kind of entity, whatever
    > that might turn out to be. Only memetical speaking of course.
    > Regards,
    > Kenneth

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