NYTimes: email from Israel

Bill Stoddard bill@wstoddard.com
Tue, 2 Oct 2001 17:12:11 -0400


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Self reference alert, self reference alert. Quick, where's my copy of =
Godel, Escher, Bach. I've fallen down and I can't get up...

Bill (who is sometimes obscure)
  ----- Original Message -----=20
  From: Grlygrl201@aol.com=20
  To: jbone@jump.net ; deafbox@hotmail.com=20
  Cc: fork@xent.com=20
  Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 4:27 PM
  Subject: Re: NYTimes: email from Israel


  In a message dated 10/2/01 12:08:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, =
jbone@jump.net writes:=20



    any of several dimensions.  (E)  Infectious memes that organize =
individuals=20
    into superorganisms endowed with a belief in their own moral =
superiority, i.e.,=20
    "we are the chosen people of God / we are genetically superior and=20
    intellectually more gifted / etc."=20

    All of these things are problems, and humans can choose to let go of =
such=20
    primitive, outdated beliefs or cling to them and suffer the =
consequences.=20

    jb


  GLARINGINLY RIDIC:  so you haven't just endowed yourself with moral =
and intellectual superiority by calling someone else's belief system =
primitive and outdated?  can't you manage to invoke the first without =
casting down all those "others" around you?  aren't your preaching here, =
jeff, or don't you recognize your own religion?=20

  you should have thought of this years ago and claimed tax-free status. =


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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Self reference alert, self reference =
alert. Quick,=20
where's my copy of Godel, Escher, Bach. I've fallen down and I can't get =

up...</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Bill (who is sometimes =
obscure)</FONT></DIV>
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  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
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black"><B>From:</B>=20
  <A href=3D"mailto:Grlygrl201@aol.com"=20
  title=3DGrlygrl201@aol.com>Grlygrl201@aol.com</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =
href=3D"mailto:jbone@jump.net"=20
  title=3Djbone@jump.net>jbone@jump.net</A> ; <A =
href=3D"mailto:deafbox@hotmail.com"=20
  title=3Ddeafbox@hotmail.com>deafbox@hotmail.com</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Cc:</B> <A =
href=3D"mailto:fork@xent.com"=20
  title=3Dfork@xent.com>fork@xent.com</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, October 02, 2001 =
4:27=20
  PM</DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: NYTimes: email =
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  Israel</DIV>
  <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D2>In a =
message dated=20
  10/2/01 12:08:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <A=20
  href=3D"mailto:jbone@jump.net">jbone@jump.net</A> writes: <BR><BR><BR>
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  style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
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  TYPE=3D"CITE">any of several dimensions. &nbsp;(E) &nbsp;Infectious =
memes that=20
    organize individuals <BR>into superorganisms endowed with a belief =
in their=20
    own moral superiority, i.e., <BR>"we are the chosen people of God / =
we are=20
    genetically superior and <BR>intellectually more gifted / etc." =
<BR><BR>All=20
    of these things are problems, and humans can choose to let go of =
such=20
    <BR>primitive, outdated beliefs or cling to them and suffer the=20
    consequences. <BR><BR>jb</FONT><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3DArial =
lang=3D0 size=3D3=20
    FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT color=3D#000000 =
face=3DArial=20
  lang=3D0 size=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>GLARINGINLY RIDIC: &nbsp;so =
you haven't=20
  just endowed yourself with moral and intellectual superiority by =
calling=20
  someone else's belief system primitive and outdated? &nbsp;can't you =
manage to=20
  invoke the first without casting down all those "others" around you?=20
  &nbsp;aren't your preaching here, jeff, or don't you recognize your =
own=20
  religion? <BR><BR>you should have thought of this years ago and =
claimed=20
  tax-free status.</FONT> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>

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