RE: virus: Truth

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 16:42:11 -0800

Dave Pape wrote:

>I'm really saying that I'd prefer Richard to make a more detailed and
>explicit model of how memes work, to tell me what his shorthand's for,
>that's what it is, because his shorthand doesn't elicit, in my mind,
>all of
>my memes about how memes interact. I'd be even more in disagreement
>Richard if he said, "there is one level to cognition, it's when you,
>think of stuff," ie if he used even more condensed shorthand.

More detailed? I wrote a 256-page book on it!

Look, Level 2 is when you look at life through one consistent model.
Level 3 is when you dance among multiple, mutually inconsistent models.

Now, having said that, my experience is that the Level-2ers will either
think they understand without understanding, or distinguish my message
as something they've already thought about and discard it.