RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 18:35:45 GMT

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    >From: Joachim Maier <>
    >Subject: RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception
    >Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 12:41:38 -0500
    >Using your example, I do think that you do not have to worry about the
    >Muslim children. These are good kids who will do what they are told. It
    >seems to me that you will have to worry about the leaders who use these
    >kids as tools and order the young people to blow themselves up. I also
    >think you might want to worry about politicians who put flames under these
    >kind of conflicts.
    >At 08:24 AM 1/11/2002 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
    >><<It's not the memes you have to worry about, it's the people who use
    >>So we don't have to worry about Muslim children being taught that the
    >>highest goal in life is to kill themselves in an attack on Americans?
    If the kids use these memes for that purpose, then, yes you hae to worry
    about them. But the memes themselves can be used for other purposes, such
    as defending the faith in other ways. The teachers are using the memes to
    attack Americans. The Taliban used basically the same memes to attack other
    Afghans. The memes themselves are not anti-American.

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