Re: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)
Tue, 18 Mar 97 09:35:07 GMT

Loki wrote:

> >You could well be right, there, but I've got this image of memes that don't
> >seem to bear any relation to anything, and it's not until a huge quantity
> >of them have been amassed that they seem to make any kind of sense. It's
> >certainly more complex, but I don't know if it's any different.
> Certainly it would be more subtle than the method Plato assigns to
> Socrates. The problem I've always had with Plato's dialog is that one can
> often see where Socrates is leading the poor dupe from a mile away...

Question is: Do you know before hand where Socrates is leading Plato?
Does Plato initially know where Socrates is leading him? Thing is,
it may seem obvious after the fact ("Hindsight is always 20-20" - Megadeth),
but Plato probably didn't know where he was being led until he got