Re: virus: Religious Memes

James Veverka (
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Love can be explained in many different ways. From evolutionary biology, to biochemistry, to genetics, to social psychology, to your feelings. By science, by art and by literature, and song.

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In a message dated 5/6/99 11:59:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:


> As far as myth is concerned, they all have a "moral to the story", a
> kernal of human nature within. But we don't need myth. Myth came from
> us. It is not the other way around. We should look at all the forces
> behind organized superstitions. Myth should be in folklore books not
> the basis for humanity's worldview.

Well go and explain the irrational, like love, like Milosovich, like Davidians, like envy etc, etc. Until and if ever science finds the genetic blip for each of those crazy and wild things, myth works to help us understand ourselves.