virus: Science and Religion

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 17:27:37 -0400

>From: (Ken Pantheists)
>Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 12:15:08 -0700

>Come on. Memetics is more timely than this. We're getting stuck in the age
>of the Moderns. Memetics shows us that it doesn't matter what is right--
>only what is better at replicating itself.

Wrong. Memetics describes the mechanism whereby mental programs get
propagated and demostrates that this mechanism is reletively independent of
the utility of the programs. It still "matters" (to me, anyway) what is
"right" (although we could, have, and will have a discussion on exactly
what that word means). Obviously it matters to each of us, as we are all
attempting to infect one another with our own ideas.


Reed Konsler