RE: virus: memes, genes and empiricism

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 07:08:55 -0700

Joe, this is a much more effective phrasing of your point for me.

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

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> Please show me the empirical evidence showing that rituals must be
> based around the seasons -- either of the earth or man -- in order to be
> effective.
> -Tim

Please show me thae empirical evidence that if we are serious about this, that such basing of rituals makes no more sense than basing them around squid migratory routes. Ya gotta start somewhere; it only makes eminent sense to start at those things which we routinely share - the experience of our linearly maturing selves and the experience of the circularly proceeding seasons.