Non-empirical evidence: technology > religion

by Grania

For your amusement only. God bless the Internet.

15 Comments

  1. Kevin
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Not surprising. The internet reflects daily life. No matter how religious someone is, real life always gets in the way and its always more interesting.

    Ultimately life is a competition for attention. Even the religious know they only have so long and so little disposable time and money it might as well be well spent.

  2. Posted October 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Well, if people insist on the plural… Otherwise, we’ve done it some time ago.

  3. Posted October 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Well since Richard Dawkins coined the term “meme” in the first place, he must be *doubly* proud it’s now overtaken Jesus!😉

  4. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    A day that will live in mememory forever!

  5. rickflick
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    How amusing. I’d like to see one for Denmark.

  6. Christopher
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    yes, but are memes more popular than the Beatles?

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted October 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

      Memes overtook the Beatles a bit over 3 years ago.
      Some might be surprised that the Memes are trending upwards while the Beatles trend steadily downwards.
      Personally, I thought that badgering the question of memes might be amusing, but the badgers lost, badly. Though there was a surge on badgers in 2012, for which I can’t remember a reason. Having seen four splattered badgers over the weekend, I’ve been thinking about them.
      However, the badgers have had the upper paw on Jeebus for ages.

      • Christopher
        Posted October 26, 2016 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

        aw, there you go ruining my smart-alekness with stats and things.

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted October 27, 2016 at 3:32 am | Permalink

          Well, I can say that ‘Jesus’ is completely obliterated by ‘sex’. Except, strangely, in the northern half of South America.

          And the countries with the most intense interest in sex are, in order of merit, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka.

          Ethiopia? Wtf? Evidently the one person in Ethiopia with an internet connection also happens to be obsessed by sex.

          cr

          • infiniteimprobabilit
            Posted October 27, 2016 at 3:47 am | Permalink

            “Except, strangely, in the northern half of South America.”

            – but I’ve just realised, they speak Spanish there. The Spanish for ‘sex’ is ‘sexo’ (according to Google Translate).
            Making that correction to the search, the natural order is restored. All’s right with the world.

            I’d be intrigued to know if there’s a more popular search term than ‘sex’, but I can’t imagine what it might be.

            cr

            • Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:38 am | Permalink

              Food is a close competitor (both are close to having 3.5 billions hits for each) However love beats both by having 7 billions hits. Humans are love junkies hence the popularity of Christianity.🙂

          • Heather Hastie
            Posted October 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

            It’s like a dictionary – the first thing that was done with it once it was available was to look up all the “naughty” words.

            • infiniteimprobabilit
              Posted October 28, 2016 at 2:34 am | Permalink

              Oh yes, of course. I’m reminded of desperate attempts to alleviate the terminal boredom of Sunday School by looking for dirty bits in Leviticus.

              cr

              • Heather Hastie
                Posted October 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

                Ha ha!

  7. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted October 27, 2016 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    I take it this relates to the concept of memes*, and not memes as such.

    *Would that be a meta-meme? Or a meme about memes?

    (Because memes have been around forever, long before the concept was identified by RD)

    cr


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