Re: virus: review: Virus of the Mind

Vicki Rosenzweig (
Thu, 09 May 1996 10:03:00 -0700 (PDT)

I think this one is a bootstrap problem. How do we decide what
memes we want? Other than minimal improvements to skills
we already have--someone might reasonably conclude that they
want to be better at math, or cooking, or detecting the flaws in
arguments--our choices are going to be based on who we are
and what we know and think now, in other words, on the very
background that this thread is suggesting we deprogram.

Vicki Rosenzweig
From: owner-virus
To: ng List Church of Virus Maili
Subject: Re: virus: review: Virus of the Mind
Date: Wednesday, May 08, 1996 10:43PM

This sounds like an excellent book. I think that it is vital for humans
to deprogram our evolutionary and memetic programming. Why let factors
beyond our control limit us and kick us around while we sit idly by?

John Aten