Re: virus: Re: Rationality

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 14:47:54 -0500

>And before this dissolves into another "memes must have come up with that
>idea in the first place so you don't have any control, yadda, yadda"
>debate, I'd like to say that I don't believe memes are the dominant system
>in place in the non-conscious mind. In the conscious mind, yes. But
>dominant in the non-conscious? You'll have to convince me of that one
>before I'll admit to being a slave to the memesphere.

I'd tend to agree with this. However, to play Devil's Advocate, doesn't the
memesphere of the concious mind influence and, in some cases, profoundly
affect the subconcious? For example, many people who become infected with
the <God> meme become possessed with a fear of divine wrath. This,
arguably, comes from the subconcious, but it's influenced by the <god> meme
in the concious.

This, of course, begs the question of what's in a person's subconcious, a
terribly difficult question to answer...

Kirt A. Dankmyer <> --- Academic Computing Specialist -- (910) 759-4202 -- PGP public key available.
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