Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id KAA03499 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Mon, 28 Jan 2002 10:01:31 GMT Message-ID: <001301c1a7e3$310f8500$1aa6bed4@default> From: "Kenneth Van Oost" <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be> To: <email@example.com> Subject: Fw: sex and the single meme Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 11:03:46 +0100 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2314.1300 X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.00.2314.1300 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Wade T. Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > >>It's still hard to recall from where ideas floating around in your
> > may
> > > >>have had their specific origin.
> > > >And is there any reason to know this?
> > >
> > > Well, what I meant, was, is there any reason behind _acting_ on ideas
> > > know where they came from?
> > << In cases of being racist and acting on ideas about it, it would be
> > portant to know where such ideas came from in the first place, not to
> > mention where they can lead to !
> > History is relevant !
> > > With some degree of hero worship, yeah, I suppose- one wants to do
> > > one's hero did, if one can.
> > << In a memetic sense, what is not important. How he did it is.
> > We need to know this in order to be able to imitate.
> > > But, on the other hand, there ain't any real reason to trace the
> > > of one's memories at all times, or even in general.
> > << Again, in cases of being racist such reasons are important to be
> > Maybe not so mush on an individual level, but certainly on a more gene-
> > ral level. Aren 't you interested to trace the general memory of the
> > people just before 1933 or just before the beginning of WW II !?
> > I would like to know this in order to set up sufficient defenses against
> > such ideas when they should pop up again, if I were a politician.
> > What makes people tick in that or such circumstances is important to
> > dismiss any further abuse.
> > Regards,
> > Kenneth
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