virus: Heresies

Richard Brodie (
Wed, 15 May 1996 09:46:25 -0700

We should start compiling a list of heresies. Feather points out a good
one to start with:

Living unconsciously is better/more "human"/more natural
than living with conscious purpose.

You find this meme all over the place, but of course it denies the main
advantage we have as humans--consciousness! Feather, I assure you it's
possible to live consciously and to enjoy life at the same time--in fact
I wrote a book about it called "Getting Past OK".

What are some other heresies? "Que sera sera (whatever will be will
be)." These guys even have a theme song! "There are some things science
just can't deal with." Any others? How about "Live and let live"!?

Richard Brodie 206-688-8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Seattle, WA
Do you know what a "meme" is?

>From: feather forestwalker[]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 1996 9:50 PM
>Subject: Re: virus: Is the term "meme" necessary?
>At 05:04 PM 5/14/96 -0700, you wrote:
>>>Reed Konsler wrote:
>>>> This is not an argument for the sake of
>>>> arguement. Try a debating club.
>>I responded with "ditto"
>>>John Porter wrote:
>>>You're right. I shouldn't have gotten sucked in.
>>Capitulation? Come on John. Guess I rattled your cage a bit too much. Wish
>>you could break free. Wish I could break free. Wish we all could
>>break free.
>>Freedom is just beyond the grasp of many a thinking and feeling human
>being...I it that all you folks are stuck in the
>intellectualizing and are void of any human emotion? Where is the
>Where are your hearts in all of these "debates"???????
>Tom, maybe you can shed some light on this for me...I have searched and
>a lot of the archives in Virus and find that many folks who logon here
>seemed to ahve totally lost touch with the HUMAN side of things. Get
>out of
>your heads, folks and look at LIFE!! Springtime is passing you by while
>punch away at the keyboards, sharing ideas and intelligent
>discourse......smell some flowers, watch some birds....LISTEN TO THE
>Feather Forestwalker