Re: virus: Memetical Axioms

Wade T.Smith (
Fri, 19 Sep 97 23:31:34 -0400

>> (1) Memes exist.
>> (2) Memes control what we do.
>> (3) We are capable of selecting memes we let control what we do.
>#(3) seems to be the most controversial.


Are we capable? And once capable, able to select? And once selected, able
to direct? (Or be willing to subject to?)

I wince at the statement, but what man can know his own memes?

I can happily go from If #1 then #2, but I still equate your #3 with L3,
and it's too long a syllogistic trip. (Almost as long as the trek from
Boston to Seattle....)

But then, L3 has always sounded like snake oil to me.

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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