RE: Lemmings mythology

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/04/04-02:39:22 PM Z
Message-id: <1C5253740F81D441AC5174BDA4AD4BF7091F95@its-emb1.umflint.edu>

Hey Rob, do you have a reliable source for this statement? I'm
fascinated by this "idea" of death by myth fulfillment/perpetuation.

-Darryl B.

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From: RHobbs3@aol.com [mailto:RHobbs3@aol.com]
Sent: Sat 9/4/2004 3:30 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
Subject: Re: Statistics (was: Re: 55 minute download
 
Actually lemmings don't follow the group over the cliff's edge.
The lemming myth was perpetuated by Walt Disney's "nature" film makers
who
forced the rodents their deaths for the film "White Wilderness"
(1958).
Occasionally overcrowding will cause some of a large group of lemmings
to be
pushed to their deaths in nature, but like most animals lemmings are
more
likely to behave in murderous than suicidal behaviors.

Another example of memetic programming in corporate service.

Rob Hobbs

Received on Sun Sep 5 08:45:04 2004

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