RE[2]: virus: level 3 minds
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 15:54:48 -0600

>How familiar are you with Scientology?
>Plainly, memetics is a thin veneer over Scientology; the jargon has
>been changed to make it sound oh-so-scientific, but the concepts
>are nearly identical. The one real difference is that memes have
>a life of their own; Hubbard never thought of that.
>John Porter

How did you come to this conclusion?
Scientology seems to have precious little in common with memetics, except
in the ARC (Affinity-Reality-Communication) triangle when the
reality-communication aspect comes into consideration. Other concepts, such
as MEST (Matter-Energy-Space-Time), the reactive mind, operating thetan
states, the eight dynamics, &c. &c. seem completely outside of the memetic

Toward the accumulation of useful information,