Re: virus: Consensus Reality

Corey A. Cook (
Mon, 14 Apr 97 15:03:35 CT

Prof. Tim wrote:
<SNIP> explanation of Consensus Reality

>A truly successful meme, then, is one that spreads to the level at which
>it becomes a part of the Consensus Reality of that memesphere.

Consensus Reality! What a wonderful phrase. The truly amazing thing is
that nobody mentioned the idea of Consensus Reality a few months ago,
when the big Objective-Subjective War broke out. How odd that this kind
of idea wasn't presented then, when nearly every post seemed to be about
Objectivism. Of course, quite possibly nobody knew about Consensus Reality,
but the idea of that sort of thing should have been mentioned by somebody,
as much thought that was going along those lines. Perhaps we are witness to
the "Can't see the forest for the trees." effect in action, and that we
literally couldn't have come to such a conclusion until we backed off a bit.

Given me something to think about.

Corey A. Cook

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