Re: virus: Memetics debates
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 00:53:52 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, David Leeper wrote:

> wrote:
> > Now to say we are not even masters of our own mind is yet
> > another such blow, and understandably engenders hostility.
> Wait a minute. I think this is backwards.
> In olden days everything was because God wanted it that way, or demons
> tricked us into swaying
> from Gods plan. We were just puppets.
> Even at the beginning of this century, psychology described people with
> terms like Oedipus
> Complex or Shadow Archtype, which are parts of the body of theory of
> psychology, not part of
> the body of the person being talked about.
> Today with genes and memes an individual has, for the first time in
> history, encapsulated
> within himself his own tools of reason and creation.


Then again, one of the Luciferic PR items IS that we are masters of our
own mind. This is a phenomenal sell, and vastly outcompetes the lesser
religious resistances noted above.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd