RE: virus: Religion and Memetics

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 14:02:30 -0700

Grant wrote:

>I have joined the Church of Virus e-mail list,


>but I have a
>few doubts about the concept of tying memetics to the an
>organization called a church. Look what the Christain
>churches have done to the simple and extremely useful memes
>of Jesus. You can barely find them amid the flood of
>religious doctrines that have poured forth since his death
>two thousand years ago. The people who run curches tend to
>subvert the ideas on which the church was founded to their
>own immediate needs and goals. Their doctrines tend to
>separate people into those who support the doctrine and
>those who don't. It's a divisive concept based on politics
>rather than knowledge and research.

Well, if you're not going to support the doctrine of CoV, we'll have to
separate you. =)
[snip good essay]

Richard Brodie +1.425.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?