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At 10:12 AM 8/02/02 -0500, Ray wrote:
>I don't have a problem with people voicing their political or religious
>views. I do have a problem with using memetics to justify them. It
>unnecessarily politicizes the field when there are many areas than
>memetics can be used to explore that won't have that consequence. That
>is why you won't see me join in debates about Christianity, Scientology,
>or Osama bin Laden here.
But I was thinking that the most important memes to us an the dawn of a
millennia that our species may not survive, was the memetic formation of
politics and religion.
Nevertheless, I will try really, really hard to tone down my rhetoric.
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