RE: virus: Re:[Fwd: Re: memes at the meme site]

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 12:08:22 -0700

On Sunday, September 7, 1997 5:32 PM, D.H.Rosdeitcher
[] wrote:
> KMO wrote:.
> > I expect that several of the regular participants will be happy
> >to defend the position that the scientific model is a useful one but
> >that it has its limitations and blind spots.
> What limitations and blind spots exist in the scientific model? If there
> were any such limitations and blind spots, they could be taken into
> as part of the model. --David R.

The main blind spot is that it is difficult for the scientist to experience
mysticism and thus study it. This tends to make scientists believe they are
lone, rational minds perceiving an objective reality. It is hard for one
with such an operating mode to break out of its box.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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