RE: virus: a gene/meme type theory

maggs (
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 19:54:40 -0600 (CST)

Same deal with Jesus except he was bi-sexual. He loved the Magdeline as well as John the youngest apostle often referred to as the "Disciple whom Jesus loved." How very Greek of Him.

"If someone says"I don't know if there's a hand here" he might be told "Look closer"- This possibility of satisfying oneself is part of the language game. Is one of its essential features."

On 17 Jan 1999, Ben Mack wrote:

> Mr Cash,
> I think this is a decent example: Plato. He was gay, so he wasn't a
> gene replicator, but he was a meme replicator. In The Symposium, he touches
> on the idea that he wouldn't procreate, but he said he would replicate
> through his ideas.
> N CASH wrote:
> >Your discussion of memes and culture is a fascinating one. Tell me, what
> >do you think about the selfish-meme/selfish-gene latching onto character
> >traits in individuals? What I mean is, could it be said that some
> >people, for whatever reason, are more likely to be "procreators" of
> >memes and by the same measure, uninterested or not likely to be
> >procreators of genes. Can we find any examples of meme-spreader's on a
> >huge scale who have, for social or psychological or even physiological
> >reasons, have been poor gene procreators. Hitler, for example... Can we
> >link any specific qualities in an individual that says they are more
> >likely to be one and not the other, or proportionately, more of one and
> >less of the other? Are the qualities which make an exceptional
> >meme-spreader somehow non-conducive to gene-spreading? Is the
> >intellectually driven person unlikely to engage so much in the physical
> >world? I am posing questions here, not giving a whole theory. Would be
> >glad to hear your ideas.
> >
> >NC
> >
> >--
> >"It may, afterall, be the bad habit of creative talents to invest
> >themselves in pathological extremes that yield remarkable insights but
> >no durable way of life for those who cannot translate their psychic
> >wounds into significant art or thought." Theodore Roszak
> >
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