Re: virus: "Confuse word with thing"

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 11:53:31 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 21 Mar 1999 wrote:

> In a message dated 3/21/99 9:09:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> >I think your cautioning of the dangers of mistaking our percetual and
> >cognitive models of the world for the world itself is a pretty familiar
> >and conservative admonition to most of the folks on this list.
> Perhaps so, but I don't think the 'cognitive model' cognitive model, with the
> symbiosis of critical thinking and tolerance that its logic implies, has been
> popularized sufficiently as a meme. My perception is that, in this regard,
> the masses still view the world as 'flat'.

Good point. The "cognitive model" cognitive model, closely linked to the "meme" meme, is an understood basis for most of the discussion on this list, but not for much of the general population.