RE: virus: Rationality in the Cave

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 12:58:27 -0800

No memes really aren't "me."

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-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of David McFadzean
Sent: Monday, March 15, 1999 10:45 AM
Subject: RE: virus: Rationality in the Cave

At 05:26 AM 3/15/99 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
>David is one of the most good-hearted people I know. In fact, I wouldn't in

Thank you (and KMO) for defending my character. I would indeed help someone if they needed help even if I didn't believe their story (even Prof. Tim ;-).

>a million years try to persuade people that reason is less valuable than
>gold it is. What I'm trying to do is free those who are deluded into
>thinking that they are driven by reason, or ought to be, from that prison.

Are you not driven by beliefs about your purpose, values and ethics? Aren't these memes really the "you" that consciously chooses (ideally) what else to believe? Do you consider these to be a prison?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus