virus: Metaphors

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 17:36:00 -0700

On Tuesday, September 23, 1997 5:12 PM, David McFadzean [] wrote:
> At 04:54 PM 9/23/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >The point, my friend, is that EVERYTHING is a metaphor. I am sure you will
> >agree with this. Yet when you start digging in you heels and talking about
> >"reasonable" as if it meant something other than whatever interpretation we
> >happen to give it today, I think you may lose sight of this basic truth.
> I'm no longer sure of what you mean by 'everything'. If metaphors have only
> been around as long as memes, would you say that nothing existed before humans?

What's your best guess at what I mean?

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