Re: virus: Virus

David McFadzean (
Wed, 2 Aug 1995 11:20:00 -0600

At 11:15 AM 8/2/95 -0600, Roger Giner-Sorolla wrote:
>Alas, the fact that Virus so honestly calls attention to its memetic
>mind-control nature means it is doomed to failure. All the successful
>memes have evolved features to mask consciousness of their own influence
>-- "free will," "cosmic heroism" and the like. An honest used-car
>salesman sells fewer cards than a scamster, and believing in a religion
>where everything is rationally explained is like kissing your sister.

I don't expect Virus to be as popular as the delusionary religions,
at least not for a long, long time. But there has to be some appeal
to telling the truth, doesn't there? I believe Virus will be successful,
not for numbers of followers, but for surviving as a viable religion
long after the others have been confined to history books.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.