Re: virus: How do belief spread?

David McFadzean (
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 19:54:59 -0700

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From: Bryan Wheelock <> Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 7:24 PM

>Naturally I wanted to join this list and find out how I can increase my
>understanding of the memes and how they can be used to create a better
>outlook on life in other people.

Welcome to our humble little congregation! ;-)

>Can somone please tell me exactly what it is that we are trying to
>accomplish here?

No, but I can tell you what I had in mind when I created this list. I too was inspired by my new found knowledge in memetics and wanted to put it towards practical use. That's when I came up with (or rather, was infected by :) the idea of a memetic religion. Of course there is a lot more to a religion than the seeds of its doctrine, so I decided to turn to the internet community for help in developing the religion. In retrospect it would be fair to characterize Virus as the open source movement's answer to religion. <>

Hope that helps,