Re: virus: C of V: Another Religion

David McFadzean (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 17:59:26 -0700

At 02:43 PM 29/01/97 EST, David Rosdeitcher wrote:
> It seems to me that the Church of Virus is promoting a mystical notion by
>denying free will and claiming that the 'meme' is a higher power that
>individuals and societies. While the 'meme' is a useful concept to understand
>and influence the spread of ideas within oneself and throughout society, the
>Church of Virus is using 'memes' to create a new religion in which one false
>higher authority is replaced with another. I am suggesting that there is
>something in the brain that is not understood yet which can accout for free
>will. What do you think?

I disagree. Control does not preclude free will. For instance, I can influence
your behaviour with my words, but that doesn't mean I am a higher authority
or that you have no free will.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus