Re: virus: Re: Science and Religion

Wade T. Smith (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 07:38:20 -0400

At 02:31 +0000 11/26/56, you wrote:

>>'Spirituality' is one of those catch-all words for anything one pretends to
>>think about all sorts of make-believes.
>No, the term for that is pseudo-intelectual.[sic]
>>What's the meme for keeping precision to a minimum?
>David Leeper
>Homo Deus

First he posts a simply cogent multi-layered comment, and then he comes up
with this....

'Spirituality' _is_ pseudo- although the intellectual is an open question.

And art would seem to me to be precisely the opposite. Very few artists (I
think, since I try to include myself in the group) use memes of
obfuscation, and I would contend that art is a primal communication,
whatever that means (I'm still working on this....)

I see 'institutionalism' as a set of obfuscatory memes, not art.

Yes? No?

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nuthin' you | shouldn't do to a god."
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