Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Marie Foster (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 16:28:59 -0800

David McFadzean wrote:
> At 03:19 PM 11/20/97 -0500, Wade T.Smith wrote:
> >>The first meme. The fact
> >>that it was a wrong guess set us on a path that may well end in oblivion
> >>unless we figure out how to correct it.
> >
> >Yes! To a life without memes!
> I don't get it. What do you (and the Virian Buddhists, I presume) think
> a life without memes would be like?

As one of the CoV Buddhists, I recognize that life without memes would
be pretty dull... if not transparant... if not empty and devoid of
anything meaningful...

I also posed the question to Wade about his vision of a life without
memes. I am assuming that he means dogmatic memes... but I am not
sure. For me, I do not feel we need to eliminate (nor do I think it is
possible) memes. Rather it is important to be able to recognize them
and make a conscious decision as to which we want to use to create our
own version of reality.