Re: virus: Meme vs concept

James T. Martin (
Mon, 13 May 1996 22:33:27 -0700

**** Tad Niwinski wrote:
>Meme sounds more like a mystery. One can ask "do you know what a meme is?!"
>just to intimidate or dominate. A quote from Richard Dawkins' article
>"Viruses of the Mind"
>A related symptom, which a faith-sufferer may also present, is the
>conviction that "mystery,'' per se, is a good thing. It is not a virtue to
>solve mysteries. Rather we should enjoy them, even revel in their
>The question is: what is the difference between a concept and a meme?

**** J. Martin:
Check! Thanks for the URL. All belief systems (even science) must invent
or re-synthesize a language for their proponents. I don't know if it's
the mystery or the "secret knowledge" aspects that make this so. No
doubt it helps create a differentiation and community spirit as well as
incorporate the new synthesis of meaning.
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