Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id DAA27613 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Thu, 17 Jan 2002 03:01:47 GMT X-Originating-IP: [22.214.171.124] From: "Grant Callaghan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Scientology Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 18:57:24 -0800 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed Message-ID: <LAW2-F105WtIIZS2TRq0000078c@hotmail.com> X-OriginalArrivalTime: 17 Jan 2002 02:57:24.0356 (UTC) FILETIME=[B0885440:01C19F02] Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
>>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
Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jan 17 2002 - 03:09:08 GMT