Re: virus: _____ of Virus

Brett Lane Robertson (
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 18:31:48 -0500

At 08:42 AM 11/26/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Brett Lane Robertson wrote:
>> If you are interested...'I' tend to think that the developmental point in
>> history when Buddhism developed was this "point in development where the
>> *bad* memes start propagating" (or its equivalent in an individual). That
>> is, the idea of "object permanence" should not be limited to the idea that
>> the only permanent object which might exist is void, or nothing.
>> Brett
>Whoa... I think I told you earlier that some of your messages I save to
>read at times when I am alert, to mull and ponder. This one I had to
>print. Bringing in the concept of male and female gender issues into
>the discussion sort of came out of left field for me. I have always
>just assumed that things we (as humans) assign to gender are memes in
>themselves. Certainly in nature we see different species where gender
>roles and issues are very different from primates. Even within primate
>societies gender roles vary somewhat.
>Anyway, I do not feel competent to reply to this right now. So I will
>flag it for further response later.
>BTW, there are gender-ambiguous names and IMHO Brett is one of them.
>Somehow I have concluded that you are male. Not that this makes any
>difference, but now I am curious.
>Non gender-ambiguous


I would like to explore my own ideas with the group, too. But there tend to
be lots of ideas hinted at in each post. This is one such post. Maybe if I
limit my posts to one idea sommehow? Like, religion and government: Do
people see religion as a female characteristic...government as male? Does
the idea that women seem more social and more family oriented imply that
government is more approriately a "feminine" persuit? (though this point was
really secondary to the idea that *developmentally* we learn to sacrifice
the individual for the group and many people find "void" to be the name for
the all-inclusive permanence which allows this enmeshment to happen...oops,
two ideas in the same post).

I am male. I wonder sometimes what the real people on the other side of my
computer screen look like so I can fit them into neat categories. It is a
difficult habit to overcome, but could be considered an advantage...that
everyone is equal in cyberspace (to a certain extent) regardless of sex,
race, handicap, age, religion, etc....



Show respect for age. Drink good Scotch for a change.