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At 01:48 PM 11/02/02 +0000, you wrote:
> Hi Ronan,
> Welcome to the list.
> <Its funny that this should come up, as I've just tried explaining
>to one of my mates about the difference between God, the meme 'God', and the
>meme of belief in God. I don't think I did too well in explaining it.>
>Ah, the eternal question of classifying god in memetics terms. For many the
>belief in god is the meme, for some the concept of god is the meme, for
>others it is the instanciation of god through ritual and doctrine that are
I don't see any reason to make such fine differentiations. It is all minor
variations on a theme of the big alpha male in the sky.
>But of course, the Babel fish is a dead giveaway (sorry I've got
>Douglas Adams on the brain, having recently purchased the DVD of the BBC TV
>version of Hitchhikers).
Now, the Babelfish, *that's* a meme. (Not to mention a software produce of
a substantial company.)
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