RE: virus: I have returned

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 21:27:03 -0700

Interesting example. Did you forget that Rushdie's book itself is an example of using something other than reason to deal with others?

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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On Monday, October 6, 1997 7:41 PM, Nathaniel Hall [] wrote:
> > >
> > Let's just follow that line of reasoning, using an example:
> > I said we need to "step outside of the logic box"
> > sometimes, so presumably that makes me one of the
> > "folks of the non-reason persuasion", therefore I "feel
> > perfectly fit" to use violence on others, and should be
> > given a taste of my own medicine?
> If your not using reason to deal with others what are you using? Folks of
> the non reason persuasion's favorite method is to get someone else to
> preform thier violence for them. They work to get unreasonable laws passed
> and the armed forces of the state to carry out thier will. People who are
> offended by "The Santanic Verses" for example may not themselves kill Salmon
> Rushdie if they see him but we see what the wieght of thier unreasonable
> opinion has produced.The Nateman