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josepp BS: Created in the image of God (121* d) RE: BS: Created in the image of God 29 Jun 11

////Let me tell you something Earth shattering Joe. It will be especially, especially Earth shattering to one with as fine honed a BullShit detector as your self. Richard Dawkins is a BullShitter, and everything he said about memes being self replicating ideas without people is BullShit. In fairness to him, it can be described as thought experiment. But from your point of view, it is certainly BullShit, because it duped you into make that silly statement which essentially means that that ideas in society make themselves up.////

I made clear from the beginning that memes are a good exercise whether they are real or not. Not reading other people's responses thoroughly, are we? That's what generally happens when you get angry and you generally get angry when you know you were bullshitting and got called on it. You clearly never studied the meme theory very closely.

////I am sure that Campbell wasn't Bull Shitting you Joe. You apparently are not a careful reader. I am pretty sure that he never said that no one ever makes up myths and that those who do were in any way superior beings. He did say a lot about myths being a product of our psychology, leading to similar myths in separate cultures, but he also celebrated the storyteller in the creation of these myths implying that the myths all started with someone telling a story.////

I don't know what Campbell says. I've never actually read anything by him although I'm sure he's a worthwhile read. Let me explain something earth-shattering to you, Joe: Campbell isn't they only guy who writes about myths. There's Gerald Massey, there's G.R.S. Mead, there's Alvin Boyd Kuhn, there's Joscelyn Godwin, there's Albert Churchward, there's Jordan Maxwell. I like to cover my bases rather than put all the eggs in one basket.

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