Re: virus: Destroying CoV

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Thu, 06 Feb 1997 12:58:29 -0800

Dave Pape wrote:

>Defining ideas as memes allows me to believe something now, and to preach it
>(to transmit that meme) today, while acknowledging that the memes in my head
>may (in fact will, to a small extent) be different memes tomorrow.

Of course. This is honest and this is what I expect on this list. Now,
imagine you have an idea or even a "life purpose" to get people out of
believing the Earth is flat. You teach it, you write books about it. And
you say "I don't believe in the crap I am teaching". Would this be honest?
This was my point: you either believe something or you don't (you carry a
meme or not).

In "Virus of the Mind" Richard refers to it as hypocrisy. I think you wrote
that you have not read the book yet -- I really recommend it. Apparently it
is also available on Richard's home page. It's worth reading!

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159