RE: virus: Religious Memes

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 6 May 1999 22:12:28 -0700

James wrote:

<<Metaphor should be recognized as just that. It is a crystallization that
has meaning, no more, no less. Myths reflect our substance, not the reverse.
It is simple literary sense and has no mystic strings attached.>>

You say we don't need myth because science explains all. I think you may be asking too much of the common man. Not everyone cares to program in assembly language, even though it really is sufficient to perform any task.

Richard Brodie
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter!