Re: virus: Destroying CoV

Dave Pape (
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 13:45:05 GMT

At 19:27 05/02/97 EST, you wrote:
>I must say that I agree with a lot of what Dave Pape was saying-about
>irrationally about arguments concerning being rational. And, I did fly off the
>handle with name calling. Sorry. Sometimes when there are new situations that
>are completely different than anything I see, it is easy to pass judgement too
>quickly. For instance, responding to a meme and not the idea, from my view that
>seems bizarre. When I challenge things I get different perspectives, but the
>emotional stuff is unnecessary. -David

Cool, I was being a bit heavy-handed.

But (can't resist) how do you distinguish between a meme and an idea in a
transmitted email post? I'd say to attack your memes IS to attack your
ideas, since the only ideas of yours that I ever consider are the ones that
impinge on my brainspace, and those are culturally transmitted ideas, which
is a definition of a meme.

Dave Pape
The memetic equivalent of a G3 bullpup-design assault rifle blowing a full
clip at my opponent. (Alex Williams 1996)

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