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At 07:43 AM 5/02/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Jeremy Bradley -
>>Good point Wade and according to the Thomas Gospel (Ch. 97 I think) Jesus
>>reputedly said "Drink from my mouth (wisdom) and you will become me and I
>>will become you"
>This was the source of the 'water religion' of Heinlein's Stranger in a
>Why, when all is said and done, are we doing memes?
Well I can only answer for me(me). During a study of how it was possible
for civilisations to deny each other, I stumbled into the meme concept. It
appeared that cultures - meme teams, especially the one-god-mob, had strong
defences against any other spiritual realities. Meme theory is such a
powerful tool for explaining these cultural divisions that I became hooked.
That's my story Wade. What's yours?
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