an atheist says:

i am a religion. i create memes which others follow. et voici–

you too can create one, and have others do the same

we will all reach enlightenment in this way

i am the news

MEMES VERSUS TRUTH

No ‘truth’ is contained within a MEME, merely a convention.

When an isolated tribe of humans die off, that which can be reconceived by strangers is TRUTH, that which is lost, was a meme.

‘Zero’ is a truth — Hindus, Mayans, conceived of this mathematical necessity independently.

All extinct languages, religions, recipes, stories, fashions etc were memes.

A meme is not a description of reality.

We need to teach our children this…  or even to understand memetics and to be capable of identifying it in our world.

Atheism is the identification and recognition of the presence of memetics in the world.

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Definitions of a “meme”

“meme” (mi:m), n. Biol. (shortened from mimeme … that which is imitated, after GENE n.) “An element of a culture that may be considered to be passed on by non-genetic means, esp. imitation”.

Oxford English Dictionary, 1998

“a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation”

Dawkins, 1976

“that which is imitated”

Starting with the simple tale of an ant, philosopher Dan Dennett unleashes a devastating salvo of ideas, making a powerful case for the existence of memes — concepts that are literally alive.

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3 thoughts on “an atheist says:

  1. LOVE = now that is the ultimate in memetic manufacturage–not that i’m saying there is anything wrong with memes, as long as you can observe them for what they are, and enjoy them and cherish them

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