Monday, April 07, 2008

Nearest Book Meme, Read page 123

An internet meme has appeared last month in various blog pages.
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the 5th Sentence.
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people

If I am succumbing in the urge to go with the flow, I am doing it consciously, (but I will not follow the fifth rule).

...”Most of the times I am overwhelmed by a force to value the changes brought about by new ideas through the new equilibrium of the new perplexity that their creation generates. This habit of rejection is called ethics by some, but it is nothing else than an organized set of memories of well defined must, that are decided and artfully passed to me by some others through centuries of processing. This censorship is never done together with the creation of thoughts but follows a fraction of the second later, when these thoughts are formulated as internal speech or are shaped as images.”...

This was from the Greek novel "Excavation in the Future" by John Xatjichristos, edition "vivliopolion tis Estias", 2006. Interesting story, with very advanced technological references.

Now, if you are wondering what is a meme, the person who can give you an answer is Richard Dawkins. At the end of his book "The Selfish Gene", published by Oxford University Press, he defines and describes memes.

Read anything you like. The reading is a good habit.

[This post in Greek language].

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