virus: Re: virus-digest V1 #122

Ken Pantheists (
Thu, 26 Dec 1996 00:03:55 +0000

John wrote:
I've yet to see an argument directed at XYZ (so I'm hoping s/he
reads this) which simply states that: memetics is a useful paradigm.
It is a way of looking at culture "from the idea's (or meme's) point
of view". Memetics is a language that was devised in order to help
us more easily discuss our ideas, our own memes, when we're utiliz-
ing this paradigm.

But that point *has* been time and time again-- more recently in my last
exchange discussing racism and by countless others.

The reason it may not have stuck out is because XYZ ignores those
statements in favour of niggling away at his/her opponent and trying to
psychoanalyze (poorly).

("i'm pushing buttons aren't I? I'm getting under your skin He he he.
I'm the meme of your worst nightmare hehehe.)

The problem is not with our definition of memetics or how we are talking
about it. It has to do with the fact that XYZ is not interested in
discussing memetics or even developing on the ideas posted. S/he wants
only to acumulate opponents- no I will not even use that word-- an
opponent is a worthwile thing-- s/he wants whippings boys.

BTW ( I think I've found out XYZ's real name-- Beavis. "hehehe")

  Ken Pantheists