Re: necessity of mental memes

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    In a message dated 1/31/2002 4:05:54 AM Central Standard Time, Keith Henson
    <> writes:

    > I think Aaron was pulling your leg and it came off in his hand. :-)
    > Keith Henson

    Hi Keith.

    I know that you are working more on the applied side than in academia. But
    there are academics who take their business about as seriously as the
    Scientologists do. Consequently, there are some academics who will do some
    pretty wierd things, though not quite as bad as the Scientologists. Viewing
    Scientology as (among other things) a "business," one can see memetics as
    having business implications that run into the billions of dollars. Yet there
    are other much larger business implications, and these too draw out their
    share of people trying wierd things to gain one advantage or another, or one
    piece of information or another. One simply must keep one's eyes open, but
    not become paranoid either.

    --Aaron Lynch

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