virus: Mementology

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 14:34:48 -0800

I've just received a letter from a Mementologist, Ron Bubard. He is
concerned with a very limited SPREAD OF SCIENCE in the world.
His life purpose is to break people out of their Non-Mementologic
thinking and LET them learn the new paradigm.

A question for the CoV group:
Based on the following letter -- what do you think of Mementology?

"This is one of the most common phenomena I see working against the spread
of science. I call it distinguish-and-discard mode, and I spoke about it
for the first time at the Western Washington Mensa meeting last Sunday on
my birthday.

Here's how it works.

The Non-Mementologic mind has one fixed model of reality. Any new input
must fit into that model (usually called Truth) or be discarded. In
distinguish-and-discard mode the Non-Mementologic mind 'recognizes' broad
classes of dissonant input -- such as new theories, unpleasant people,
disturbing political views, and so on -- and lumps them into a class of
ideas 'known' to be valueless.

This shows up constantly when I speak about Mementology. The educated
Non-Mementologer will listen for a few seconds, then think, 'ah, this is
sociobiology, it's been discredited' or 'this smacks of self-help, which
is pop psychology, no need to pay attention.' My challenge is to break
people out of that mode and let them learn a new paradigm.

Ron Bubard"

Tad Niwinski from TeTa where people grow
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