Culturally transmitted diseases ~ NanoThoughts 1.0

Monday, May 02, 2005

Culturally transmitted diseases

I was discussing the concept of culturally transmitted diseases the other day. Things such as Copycat suicide, Fugue states, and the like. (A lot of other things could've been added here, but I'll leave that open to interpretation.)

One disease which is sometimes culturally transmitted (and which I'm helping to spread, I guess [note: i don't have this disorder {...yet, heheh}]) is apotemnophilia which is the desire to become an amputee. The idea gets extended to why it isn't a good idea to view violent and/or crazy sexual acts and hanging out on rotten.com (which i'm not going to link to in a million years, Caveat Clicktor, or in this case, Caveat CopyPastetor).

Title: A NEW WAY TO BE MAD , By: Elliott, Carl, Atlantic Monthly, 10727825, Dec2000, Vol

UPDATE: Read about the copyright violation allegations at this subsequent blog posting

and Google is now the sole copyright infringer for this article: Title: A NEW WAY TO BE MAD , By: Elliott, Carl, Atlantic Monthly, 10727825, Dec2000, Vol

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