Re: virus: 'Meaning of Life' Memes

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 12:45:59 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, D.H.Rosdeitcher wrote:

> The notions of pointlessness and meaninglessness are mind
> viruses just like other ideologies. But from within the virus--within the
> sense of pointlessness--it would be good to have reasonable cases against
> it. For instance, if complex systems theory gives a strong case for
> meaning, that would be points scored against the existentialist view of
> pointlessness, even for people who have that particular virus. Know what I
> mean?

Ah, yes. Good point! Have you been studying under master Brodie, my son?

-Prof. Tim