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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
    To: <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>
    Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 7:48 PM
    Subject: Re: CRASH CONTAGION

    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Vincent Campbell <v.p.campbell@stir.ac.uk>
    > > With Phillips-like research, in which such views are rooted, the 100%
    > > increase in people flying a plane into a building deliberately would be
    > > proof of cause and effect, but I see no evidence of this. Paul
    > > such copy-cat attempts pretty soon after the original attack, but
    > > months on there has been this one case. How long does media coverage
    > > resonate with audiences with contagious effect? In other words what is
    > the
    > > period in which such contagions remain powerful? Is it only on
    > > exposure, does it seep into people to reemerge weeks, months, years
    > or
    > > what? There's no coherence to this kind of contagion idea to my mind.
    > Hi everyone,
    > I do agree with Vincent here !
    > I find it very odd that after such a long period of time, a yound lad got
    > the
    > idea to crash a plane into a building !
    > On Belgium TV, already the views with contempt were spread, the boy
    > was sick, he was insane, he got a low intelligence profile, he was
    > desperate,
    > that kind of nonsens.
    > Like I said in an earlier post, it all can come down to childsplay. Even
    > ' proof ' of being influenced by bin Laden, the suicide- note... like I
    > said,
    > we do anything do discharge the child from any responsibility.
    > No the kid was not insane, he was under influence of bin Laden !
    > In my mind, the real contaigon agent, is the fact that another plane
    > into a building. The mere idea of fear transmitted itself throughtout the
    > world.
    > Intangibled with the constructions of what happened on the 9/ 11 the
    > gens of fear spread. The captivating idea of crashing planes into
    > is IMO not the contaigon that sweeped across the land.
    > Read Stephen E Ross,
    > http://www.annals.org/issues/v131n11/full/199912070-00019.html
    > Regards,
    > Kenneth

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