Thursday, September 8, 2005

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il n y a qu une seule verite : http://www.marcelcerdan.com a regarder avec "la foule" d'edith piaf a donf de donf dans le casque. marcel...marcel...marcel...cerdan!

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Nazi

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N@ZI tu es N@ZI you stay

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Mouais… je comprends mieux pourquoi tu écris en anglais. C’est parce que tu fais moins de fautes d’orthographe. Bonne année espèce de N@ZI.

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University of Oxford zoologist Richard Dawkins made a career out of trying to present science in terms that could be understood by the general public. Through television appearances, opinion articles in newspapers, five books, and a CD-ROM, Dawkins had taken up the job of breaking down the barriers between the scientific community and the rest of the world. This led to his being named in 1995 the first Charles Simonyi professor of public understanding of science at Oxford. At the same time, however, he remained controversial, not just because of his views on evolution but also because he had become one of the country's best-known atheists. Dawkins was born March 26, 1941, in Nairobi, Kenya, where his father was stationed during World War II. The family moved back to England in 1949, and in 1959 Dawkins entered Oxford, where he studied zoology. After receiving his doctorate, he became (1967) an assistant professor of zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, and then returned to Oxford to teach two years later. In 1976 he published his first book, The Selfish Gene, in which he tried to set straight what he thought was a widespread misunderstanding of Darwinism. Dawkins argued that natural selection did not take place on the level of the species or the individual but rather among genes. Genes, he maintained, used the bodies of living things to further their own survival. He also introduced the concept of "memes," the cultural equivalent of genes; ideas--such as fashion, religion, or other cultural phenomena--took on a life of their own within society and, along with genes, affected the progress of human evolution. The book was notable not just because of what it espoused but also because of the way it was written--it appealed to both the general reader and the scientist. More books followed, including The Extended Phenotype (1982), The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), and Climbing Mount Improbable (1996). He also released an interactive CD-ROM in 1996, The Evolution of Life, in which users could create "biomorphs," computer-simulated examples of evolution first introduced in The Blind Watchmaker. In fact, it was Dawkins's fascination with computers that contributed to much of the controversy surrounding his ideas. He felt that evolution boiled down to a sort of binary information transfer between genes that could best be expressed through computer simulation. Dawkins often appeared on talk shows and debates, defending not only his theories but also his atheism. He likened religious faith to the childish habit of needing someone to blame for anything otherwise inexplicable. He was the winner of a number of awards, both literary and scientific, including the Royal Society of Literature Award. His notoriety only increased with his marriage to Lalla Ward, an actress who had played an assistant to the fictitious television scientist Dr. Who. (ANTHONY G. CRAINE)


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plus ça change, plus c'est la meme chose.

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I see memetics as a way to understand change, like calculus. I get sketchy when folks treat memes as static specific things. Anyway, here's a sketchy set of thoughts/memes/whatever... A meme is anything that a mind replicates, thus to some degree has taken hold of a mind. Elements that take hold might realease tension, strike an emotional chord or fit an unmet need for expression. Hereditary observations via genetics:
1) Isolation breeds mutation
2) Minor environmental changes can result in significantly different selective pressures
3) Over specialization increases chances of extinction
These principals occur to me as holding true for memetics. Genetics is blind. Species tend to support their own tribe but destroy their own kind. For instance, a pride of lions often attack or challenge another pride of lions and rats often fight to the death with any rat they come across from another nest. However, genetics is about genes, a tangible thing that can be seen under a microscope. You can't see a meme under a microscope. I suggest that memetics is more like calculus than genetics, facilitating the ability to visualize change. A meme is then more like a differential than a gene. Thank you for your consideration.

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All prophets didn't use media to control the mass, but the media used them to control the mass. They are the virulent bodies of memes.
mclue-in, too. funny, eh? like parallel mirrors facing one another.
pandemic is a pretty exciting meme being intentionally released simultaneously everywhere in the world. apparently the cbs? news said last night(someone told me, i didn't see it) they were readying skydome to serve as a morgue. body bags are ready for one percent of the population. let's see, five million divided by 100 is, fifty thousand useless eaters in the GTA alone.
41 dead microbiologists. 1918 flu revived. 'they' are not even trying to hide it anymore.
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Donald Rumsfeld & Gilead Sciences!

Here is a quote directly from the United States Department Of Defense Website:

"Until being sworn in as the 21st Secretary of Defense, Mr. Rumsfeld served as Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company."
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This means Bush happened to select Cheney from Haliburton and happened to select Rumsfeld from Gilead Sciences.

What is Gilead Sciences you ask?

From Motley Fool on October 17, 2005: "The major winners now are companies that have developed antiviral drugs known as neuraminidase inhibitors. These medications may help reduce the severity of avian flu.

The most popular is Tamiflu, created by Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD) and Roche Holding. The Boston Globe recently reported that U.S. sales of the treatment are eight times higher than they were at the same time last year; internationally, more than 40 countries have placed orders for the medicine. The most recent financial data available for Tamiflu are impressive. For the first six months of the year, sales were 9 million versus 5 million for all of 2004."

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What do you think? Potentially the world's worst pandemic of our lifetime just happens to have it's main drug cure created and developed by the company that U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, use to be the Chairman of the Board for.

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If my topic inspired you this threat it might be linked… Or is it my location that made you think about avian flu.
I don’t know where you live, but I was in HK for the SARS. Surprisingly, It made me understand this is really serious shite. Like when there were some rumors about closing the airport for quarantine… That’s what made me start to read news between the lines - and eventually made me discover the conspiracy memetic paradigm through the web.
To go back to my point it might be the kind of form the memetic war is taking. Insanely serious issues covered by show business-like behaviors - 'they' are not even trying to hide it anymore – the kind of attitude human brain eventually fall into when it has no feedback from the brain it controls, the inevitable doom descending upon anybody playing with unidirectional media.
Have you seen one of the best documentaries ever, about the first Apollo mission supposedly directed by Kubrick? It’s a real-fake with Rumsfeld and deep throat acting? I don’t now the English title (I can find it if you don’t know what I’m talking about). Anyway this doc is pure craziness in nowadays context. It’s the apogee of TV and cinema. Very close to Dali’s personal collection of real-fake (fakes made by famous painters) pieces.

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ca va pas Gilem0n? t'as la bird flu? je vais prevenir tout le monde t'inquietes pas.

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Nan, ça va mieux... j'ai encore les yeux enflés, mais j'ai récupéré. J’pense pas que c’était la grippe aviaire.
c’était sous-entendu ?

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trop tard, JB est deja alle mettre un cierge pour toi a l'eglise ...

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SLOW DOWN!

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putain asus ca defonce!!!!!!!!

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http://www.lucidity.com/
je trouve pas ca tres tres gentil que tu me dise que tu m aimes pas jean-guiste...

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blog infected

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blog infected by silence ...

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Qu'est-ce donc que le temps ? Si personne ne m'interroge, je le sais; si je veux répondre à cette demande, je l'ignore. Et pourtant, j'affirme hardiment que si rien ne passait, il n'y aurait point de temps passé; que si rien n'advenait, il n'y aurait point de temps à venir, et que si rien n'était, il n'y aurait point de temps présent. Or, ces deux temps, le passé et l'avenir, comment sont-ils, puisque le passé n'est plus, et que l'avenir n'est pas encore ? Pour le présent, s'il était toujours présent sans voler au passé, il ne serait plus temps; il serait l'éternité. Si donc le présent, pour être temps, doit s'en aller en passé, comment pouvons-nous dire qu'une chose soit, qui ne peut être qu'à la condition de n'être plus ? Et peut-on dire, en vérité, que le temps soit, sinon parce qu'il tend à n'être pas?

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Et sinon t'as lu "La Mer de la fertilité" de Mishima?

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non jean , je ne l ai pas lu. c est bien? gilem©n tu en es ou de ta technique de matte painting? tu suis quel courant? as tu arrete ton style ou cherche tu encore une influence?

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nan pas lu, ça a l'air bien. Connais même pas cet auteur. Il s’est suicidé ?
Blade Runner is great !
yo…
Syd Mead

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Merde, ton flash fait chier. CA prend 99% du CPU !!! Enlève le. Et corrige ta feed, elle est à l’envers.

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get some rest
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yesssss, where is it?
a massive matriarchy party in the desert?

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c est du matte painting

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serieux?

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