Re: virus: What makes memes compete?

Tony Hindle (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:24:21 +0100

In message <>, Dave Pape
<> writes
>Reed Konsler im Big Up:
>>I believe it ought to be possible to reprogram ones brain to hold
>>two contradictory beliefs without cognitive dissonace by mentally separating
>>their domains of influence.
>Well yeh, by only exercising one belief in one group of situations, and
>flexing the other in another group of situations.
I reckon that in order to not have cognitive dissonance one
would need to create a new meme which "explains to oneself" why it was
ok to hold two contradictory beliefs (e.g, "anything for a quiet life").
This new meme would mean that one wasnt really holding two contradictory
beliefs anymore.
>>Now, exactly what such a capability would be good for I'm not sure at the
Bluffing at poker.

Tony Hindle.