Sunday, November 07, 2004

Religion is a "memetic virus?"
Quote about memetics and religion:
"Memetic virus exchange? - A controversial application of this "selfish meme" parallel is the idea that certain collections of memes can act as "memetic viruses": collections of ideas that behave like independent life forms, and continue to get passed on even at the expense of their hosts simply because they are good at getting passed on."

Suprisingly, there is a parallel to the modern mem concept in Sufi religion, called "Muwakkals," which are considered to be independant beings."

"There is a tendency in memetics to disparage the religious meme."

"Memetics can currently be regarded as either a field of sociology, or a protoscience in its own right."


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