[extropy-chat] Fatal Cult Memes (was: Recent evolution)
Thomas at thomasoliver.net
Wed Dec 13 06:55:40 UTC 2006
Frederick Mann wrote:
>--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."
>See #TL07D: DEEP ANARCHY --
>AN ELIMINATIVIST VIEW OF "THE STATE"
>by Max T. O'Connor (aka Max More)
>#TL07: The Constitution of No Authority
>#TL07A: The Anatomy of Slavespeak
>#TL07B: The Nature of Government
Mr. Mann, After reading these articles I see I may have been preaching
to the choir on this list. I thank you for the wealth of information.
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