Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 14:26:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Stress the Subliminal Mechanism of Memetics (was: no subject)
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
> 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.
> c.) Do better and more directed experiments and reasearch because we
> have facts from neuro-science and cognive-science to work with.
> - -
> -Robert P. Levy-
> - -
> A random quote...
> "Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent." -Dionysius the Elder
-Robert P. Levy-
A random quote...
"Continual dropping wears away a stone." -Lucretius
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