Re: Scientology

From: Joachim Maier (
Date: Mon Jan 21 2002 - 16:12:02 GMT

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    I'm with you on this one Grant. Some people seem to view memes like gods or
    intelligent beings from another planet. This in my opinion is humbug. By
    the way I like your approach to use this list as a way to test your own
    theory. I did not understand that some objected to this. I think its great,
    and shows that you want to think on your own.
    At 07:54 AM 1/21/2002 -0800, you wrote:
    >>We're born into a world already
    >>chalk full of ideas, all of which want to seduce us and propagate in our
    >I don't believe ideas "want" to do anything. It's like saying gold and
    >silver "want" to become money. The way people react to these things can
    >be good or bad, but that is not the fault of the gold or silver. It's
    >what people use them for that makes them anything other than the dirt
    >under our feet. Ideas are the same. They just lie there and wait for
    >people to pick them up. What people do with them is a function of each
    >person rather than the idea itself.

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