Re: Words and memes

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 08:37:28 GMT

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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
    >Strange Land.
    >Why, when all is said and done, are we doing memes?
    >- Wade
    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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