Re: virus: Brain Tennis

KMO prime (
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 16:34:32 EDT

I agree with just about everything JPS said in hir recent post. I have
just on cautionary note.

On Wed, 23 Oct 1996 08:24:55 -0500 JPS <>

>Once again: we reject Christianity for all the standard atheist (or
>in my case agnostic) reasons, and we only use memetics to explain
>how the "idiocies of unbelievers" can remain in vogue through the
>centuries: becuase they are part of religion, which is a self-
>replicating idea (meme).

I hope the "we" here doesn't refer to everyone who recognizes the utility
of the memetic perspective. not everyone in that group has rejected
theism. I know at least one devote Catholic who sees the value of
memetics. Memetics is a tool that he wields adroitly, even with respect
to his own Church as a historical entity. He has no problem with the
concept that he is the host for a meme-complex which uses him as a
disposable resource.

Take care. -KMO