RE: virus: Strange attractors and meta-religions (was God and Level-3)

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 22:24:15 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 9 Apr 1997, Wright, James 7929 wrote:

> > Murder and rape are on the decrease (In the
> U.S.,
> >anyway) yet public paranoia is at an all-time high; I would wager that
> >child abuse is in a similar decline. But since we hear about it every
> >single day, it stays at the forefront of our consciousness. This is not
> to
> >say that it's insignificant, but only that our focus is
> disproportionately
> >skewed in that direction (IMHO) and that this has negative, long-term
> >affects on how we see and evaluate the world in which we live.<
> The press has a lot to answer for in the way it publicizes and
> sensationalizes these crimes; I cannot decide which is worse, that they
> should happen or happen in silence, which many contend was the former
> practice.

I guess it comes down to taking responsibility for your own memespace and
regulating what you expose it to (regardless of if you choose to flex it
or not).

-Prof. Tim