RE: Scientology

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 02:57:24 GMT

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    >>Can a person infected by a meme casually tell the difference between the
    >>meme and what is 'real'? My gut feeling is that the two may be
    >>indistinguishable to the person. The content of a well-received meme
    >>becomes an undistinguishable part of the person's sense of reality.
    >Can *any* of us tell the difference between what is "real" and what
    >is a meme? We carry around in our brains a "map" of reality based on
    >our experiences, our ideas and our attributional style. No two
    >people's maps of the world are the same, and to borrow a concept from
    >semantics, the map is *not* the territory.
    >This process of incorporating memes is ubiquitous. We all fall
    >victim to the illusion that our sense of reality somehow *is* reality.
    Thanks. I was beginning to feel like I was the only one who thinks like


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