Stress the Subliminal Mechanism of Memetics (was: no subject)

t (levy@Oswego.EDU)
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 14:26:59 -0400 (EDT)

From: <levy@Oswego.EDU>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 14:26:59 -0400 (EDT)
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Stress the Subliminal Mechanism of Memetics (was: no subject)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.96.980908110235.464C-100000@bashfull.oswego.edu>

OOPS! I forgot to provide a subject line.
Here is what I already have said:
On Wed, 9 Sep 1998 levy@Oswego.EDU wrote:

> It seems to me that subliminal mental activity is a fact that should be
> accepted by all up to date netizens and all educated people. Subliminally
> mined data from the world correllates with demontrable changes in
> behavior. Most of what is represented internally is not accessible
> through introspection, at least not directly.
>
> I do not want to start a discussion on "belief in subliminal perception".
> Assuming that subliminal activity exists and is possibly more prominent
> than consciousness as an influence on behavior, we need to ask what
> changes this effects on our approach to the spread of behavioral patterns
> and information complexexes in society.
>
> I think that by stressing *unconscious* aspects of memetic selection we
> both:
>
> a.) Notice how powerful the memetic paradigm could soon become.
> b.) Increase the "disturbing"ness of the subject, perhaps to the point
> of tabloid hysteria.
> and
> c.) Do better and more directed experiments and reasearch because we
> have facts from neuro-science and cognive-science to work with.
>
>
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> -Robert P. Levy-
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> A random quote...
> "Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent." -Dionysius the Elder
>
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-Robert P. Levy-
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A random quote...
"Continual dropping wears away a stone." -Lucretius

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