RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 06:57:51 GMT

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    From: Jeremy Bradley <>
    Subject: RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

    >At 03:19 PM 11/01/02 -0800, you wrote:
    >>Please explain how the meme "the highest goal in
    life is to kill yourself in
    >>an attack on Americans" is not anti-American.
    >Hi all
    >On this touchy subject I would observe that it is
    not "the highest goal in
    >life is to kill yourself in an attack on Americans"
    which is the meme. For
    >me, martyrdom is the effect of the "going to heaven
    is good" meme.

    I beg the differ according to that point of view, all
    people who commit suicide qualify to become martyrs
    too. Moreover, all people who die a natural death
    may be regarded as martyrs too. This stance
    makes the concept of martyrdom impotent and
    The first alternative sounds more appealing though.


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