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Wed, 23 Oct 1996 10:09:06 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 22 Oct 1996, KMO prime wrote:

> A symbol which looks a lot like a swastika exists as hindu iconography.
> I also saw that same symbol in many Buddhist temples in Japan. I don't
> know this for sure, but I suspect that the symbol is there because it was
> a Hindu symbol which got transferred to China and later to Korea and
> Japan in that great memetic vehicle (pun intended), Buddhism.
> I'm not claiming that Germanic peoples didn't use a similar symbol to
> represent the sun. We may have a case of independent but parallel
> memetic evolution on our hands, or it could be that all of the varieties
> of swastika have a common ancestor. Memes are known for their ability to
> get around. It's hard to say for sure because memetic hosts, upon being
> infected with a new meme, tend to describe the experience of one in which
> they, the infected host, came up with, i.e. created, an idea. Because
> they don't see themselves as memetic vectors, they don't tend to mention
> the previous vector from whom they contracted the infection.
> Take care. -KMO

"Indo-European symbol"/"straight from the tower of Babel"?

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/ Kenneth Boyd