[extropy-chat] Fatal Cult Memes (was: Recent evolution)

Frederick Mann fm1 at amug.org
Tue Dec 12 18:52:36 UTC 2006

--On Tuesday, December 12, 2006 12:53:27 PM -0500 Keith Henson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:

> It is *possible* we are less susceptible to fatal cult memes than our
> European ancestors were if the most susceptible of them died in crusades
> and other such disruptions in historical times.  But I kind of doubt the
> weeding was intense enough to change gene frequencies to a significant extent.
> Any other examples you can think of?

Most "modern" humans (and I suspect this includes
many libertarians, anarchists, extropians, etc.)
may still be extremely "susceptible to fatal cult
memes" -- like "state," "government," "country,"
"nation," "law," "king," "queen," "president,"
"god," "allah," etc. -- it's a long, deadly list.
What if at the bottom of most of the killing in
the Middle East there are "fatal cult memes."

by Max T. O'Connor (aka Max More)

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Frederick Mann

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