Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Wade T. Smith (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 19:22:24 -0500

>Wade, what do you vision a life without memes to be like? (Not just for
>you but for society as a whole.

Well, that's a good question.

Do I actually have an answer?

No, not really.

And anyway, you're really _not_ going to like it....

A live without memes would be a consciousness wherein intent equaled
behavior, and form equaled function.

I suppose it would be that ideal sci-fi state of pure energy consciousness,
like on so many Star Treks and in so many pulp fictions, but I don't know.

It is also close to the state of satori mentioned in many eastern philosophies.

It is a at-one-ment, to use Ram Dass.

It would be a species sans culture, a universal tribe, a humanity without
borders. Perfection? Perhaps.

But could the same things result if we as a species all had the same set of
active memes? Can't see why not. This is, of course, a danger.

So what is it? Don't know. But like other phrases I seem to like, such as
'E=MC^2', and 'Theism is mental inbreeding', and 'Art is never power'- they
are constructs of creative bon-motism....

To coin a phrase....

Wade T. Smith | 'The Bible is bad myth and a worse read.' ||| 'Theism is mental inbreeding.' ||||| 'Art is never power.' ***************