Re: virus: Religious Memes

Richard Aynesworthy (
Thu, 6 May 1999 21:53:24 -0400 (EDT)

> 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.

...I'm curious - why did you choose Milosovich and the Davidians as your examples of irrationality? Why not Clinton and the Pope? may seem like nitpicking, but I get uneasy when I see bland acceptance of deliberately constructed views of reasoned action. Within their respective systems, neither Milisevich (does anybody on here know the correct spelling??) of Koresh was particularly irrational - certainly no more so than most of us.

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