RE: virus: Scientists and Philosophers

Robert Gordon (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 09:09:03 PST

Richard Brodie wrote:
>Perhaps one reason skeptics get a bad rap because they come
>across as not caring about people as much as ideas.

So who says caring about people is more valuable than caring about ideas?

Maybe the skeptic thinks that ideas MAKE people.

Thus if a person has "strange" ideas...they will be a "strange" person.

I mean...even you say that memes (ideas) make us do things we may not really want to do.

Isn't that the whole point of your book?

So I would think a skeptic would be your best friend...

...they can help you disinfect foreign memes.

And that might be the highest form of "care" he can give to you.

Bob G

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