Re: sex and the single meme

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Date: Sat Jan 26 2002 - 16:07:01 GMT

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    Philip Jonkers mentioned this on 1/25/02 10:16 PM -

    >Consider the memes:
    >1. Terrorism.
    >2. Terrorism causes pain and grief
    >3. Terrorism causes pain and grief and should be combatted.
    >4. Terrorism causes pain and grief and should be combatted with all the
    > we can muster.
    >All are memes, but which ones are units?

    No, from the external stance, none of them are memes. The acts of
    terrorists are memes, not the idea of terrorism, which, so far, has hurt
    no-one, as no idea has ever hurt anyone. It is the expression and the
    activity of expressing ideas that hurts people, and that are memes.

    In the case of terrorism, many of the acts cause pain and grief. And each
    act is a meme. And to the terrorist cell, the acts are ones of heroism
    and pride.

    Which, also, are not memes.

    - Wade

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