Re: Meme: A call for help

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 13:14:37 -0600

[Michael Lorrey said:]
> The reason why dogma has the upper hand, is because since it is always
> easier for most people to not think rather than think, dogmatic memes
> are those crutches of the mind that perpetuate their own existence most.

Hmmm... demonize religion? Certainly there's been quite a bit of that
here. I don't really recommend making it an integral part of the
Extropian meme-set, since (1) many religious people are perfectly decent
(2) they might fight back and (3) I *hate* the "Stupid Masses" meme!

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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