Re: virus: Power

Ken Pantheists (
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 22:48:56 -0700

John Porter wrote:
Some of us are of the
> opinion (i.e. memetic programming) that scientists -- memeticists --
> should, at least to some degree, direct the results of their work in
> order to constrain the evil uses to which it may be put.
> Others, perhaps, are of the opposite view, that scientists are to be
> amoral; that they function as dispassionate media by which Truth is
> conducted from the realm of the unknown to the realm of the known.

The latter is the archetype for the psychopath-- and the mad scientist.
(in art and literature) and the many man/machine hybrids found in gothic
literature. Since they usually get their castles burned down by angry
villagers, I think it is safe to say that there are plenty of memes that
support the first type of scientist.

Ken Pantheists                          
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