Re: The Unfathomable

M. E. Smith (
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 10:12:55 -0800 (PST)

(In this post, I use the angle-bracket notation to stand for memes.)

Good point. I stipulate that there is only <God>.

Here is another reason your analogy with memes like <war> is still not very good; there are actual wars.

However, I still think that the fact that people use <God> proves that <God> is useful, like <absolute zero>. Does it bother you when people say "absolute zero"? How about "the average man"?

> Second most destructive cocept; communism.

<Communism> is second on the list, eh? Pretty impressive for a meme that has had less than two centuries to do its dirty work. If the Soviet Union hadn't collapsed, it could have had a shot at #1! I'm glad you've thought about it and it wasn't just an off-the-cuff remark; it must be pretty hard to rank these memes.

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