Re: virus: What makes memes compete?

Tony Hindle (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 06:41:06 +0100

In message <>, Dave Pape
<> writes
>> Yes, I am becoming more convinced that "contradictory" memes can
>>only be knowingly held without cognitive dissonance if a higher level
>>meme synthesises them.
>That's pretty much my opinion down to a wank.

Ok lets explore this further.
1)What would it mean if between person A and person B the main
difference was that person A got more cognitive dissonance for any given
known amount of inconsistency between any two beliefs.
2)what would it mean if between C and D, Person C always was
more aware of inconsistencies.
I am going to try and answer these questions below but you might
want to think about how you would answer them first.

1) I think person A would be forced to spend more time trying to
relief the cognitive dissonance. so person A would think more (or drink
more) than B.

2) I havent been able to answer this, Im not sure my question
makes any sense. I was thinking of invoking some kind of relationship
with intrgrity to try and answer this but now I am lost. What the fuck
was I trying to say? (it would be so easy to spare you all these half
baked excursions into thought space but I prefer to give you control of
the on/off switch.)
Tony Hindle.
Another "quick 10 minutes" has become four hours, goodnight all.