virus: Science and Religion

Ken Pantheists (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 01:17:38 +0000

Sorry. I lost track of the original posts.

David Leeper posted a witty reply to the following.

>>What's the meme for keeping precision to a minimum?



And Wade T. Smith responded with
> I see 'institutionalism' as a set of obfuscatory memes, not art.
> Yes? No?

I say Yes and No.

I can see institutions as producing obfuscatory (don't you just love
this language?) memes for a variety of reasons.

But I agree with David. Art is a meme that keeps precision to a minimum.

I think of it as a soft meme-- open ended ideas that can be interpreted.
Kind of like the parables spoken by Jesus on the mount. Or the book of

A soft meme is not specifically engineered to defeat a certain other
meme, but can be reinterpreted and interpreted differently by different

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