Re: virus: Fwd: The Laws of Cargo Cult Science

Marie Foster (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 08:13:29 -0700

Richard Brodie wrote:
> On Monday, October 20, 1997 8:47 AM, Marie Foster [] wrote:
> > I have
> > wondered about the reason why people have picked a virus analogy to help
> > explain the phenomena.
> I picked it because it was scary; i.e., had good memes.
> Richard Brodie
> Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
> Visit Meme Central:

Makes sense. Attacks and threats are needed. I think of Gibrane's idea
that are children are like arrows. Once released from our bows, they
will encounter turbulence, etc.