Re: Scientology

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 02:59:06 GMT

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    At 07:54 AM 21/01/02 -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.

    Of course not, and genes are not "selfish." It is a shortcut method of
    thinking Dawkins used to consider things from a gene's or a meme's viewpoint.

    But an idea can certainly cause the person who has it to spread the idea to
    others. Such memes tend to become more common as time goes on.

    Keith Henson

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