Re: memetic engineering and superstition

Robert G. Grimes (
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 10:31:34 -0500

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 10:31:34 -0500
From: "Robert G. Grimes" <>
Subject: Re: memetic engineering and superstition

Bob Grimes wrote:

> Snip

Pardon me, but are folks saying that human technology is any different (other than

character and amount) from say, Bower birds making their bowers? Everything is a
product of "nature" in my way of thinking. If humankind is "natural" then the
products of humankind are natural.

I know that this error (in my opinion) is repeated often, including the
"exclusion" of humankind from the world of animals but that is a little primitive
now a days, isn't it?

The "artifacts" of mankind are the "natural product" of a "natural being." This
includes what we call "contamination" and waste, technical products, art, etc. My

art work may be someone else's "trash." You probably have several examples spring

instantly into mind! All of this is the "natural" product of the human animal....


Oops! Read part of the notes prior to reading the older notes... Looks like you
all have already encompassed this and are working on finer points!




Bob Grimes Jacksonville, Florida

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore....."

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