Re: virus: Religious Spectrum (crossover w/ Heaven's Gate Kooks)

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 10:33:47 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 4 Jun 1996, Eric Boyd wrote:

> Richard Brodie wrote:
> > Most people don't think about philosophy at all. They just live with the
> > memeset they got programmed with, which is a hodgepodge of aphorisms,
> > traumas, and television commercials.
> Un hun. I've seen this argument before lots of times, and I've never
> been able to get my head around it... are you not claiming that some
> large portion, say half, of people are "stupid" about philosophy as it
> were?

The "/They/ do X because they're not as smart/strong/moral/creative as us"
meme gets propigated quite easily, doesn't it? The mother of a
distinction memes, that one.

-Prof. Tim