Re: Words and memes: criteria for acceptance of new belief or meme

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Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 04:39:08 GMT

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    At 07:43 PM 12/02/02 -0900, Philip wrote:


    >True. Memes that can persuade the host to adopt will outdo the ones who are
    >less adept in that. The nobility of the meme at hand, good/symbiotic or
    >bad/parasitic, is rather unimportant. If the memes were generally too bad
    >in the sense of killing off a large part of the human population for a long
    >enough period the people with high skeptical barriers would flourish. This
    >not happened yet,

    How do you know this? Keith

    >so people have low enough skeptical barriers for (evil)
    >memes to overcome and the nature of those memes are that they are not too
    >damaging to humanity.

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