Re: reality and other memes

t (MemeLab@aol.com)
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 14:02:46 EDT

From: <MemeLab@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 14:02:46 EDT
Subject: Re: reality and other memes
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk

In a message dated 4/12/99 5:44:34 AM Central Daylight Time,
A.Rousso@uea.ac.uk writes:

<< Dennett calls the illusion of agency the "benign
user-illusion", but Blackmore disagrees, claiming that the
illusion isn't even benign - it's pernicious in that our
memes are deceiving us into thinking we have control. This
is where Blackmore's call for Zen comes in: if we can just
relax and let things happen to us, our lives would be a lot
easier. >>

It certainly may make us more easily managable by others. Just sit back,
relax, and let it happen. I am not sure that is always a good idea though.

-Jake

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